Lower Neuse Riverkeeper leads Falls Lake clean-up

Lower Neuse Riverkeeper Katy Hunt made a trip to Raleigh last week to lead St. Francis Catholic Church’s service day and a much-needed clean-up! On a nice, fall day, nine volunteers joined Hunt in cleaning up Hippie Beach on Falls Lake in Raleigh.

“It’s apparently been taken over by the ‘Glow Gang;’ some of the trash we picked up were glow sticks hanging in the trees,” Katy said.

End result was 20 bags filled with 15 to 20 pounds of garbage per bag, as well as a grill, pieces of tents and old canvas.

“One person spent the entire time just focusing on bottle caps and cigarette butts. She had 10 to 15 pounds of just that,” Katy said.

Many thanks to St. Francis and the volunteers who helped clean up Falls Lake!