Memorial clean-up a resounding success

The Tar River in Oxford was saved from a dumpster-full of trash, thanks to the efforts of volunteers and organizers of the Marshall Floyd Memorial Cleanup held April 30.

Sound Rivers’ Executive Director Heather Deck was on hand last Saturday to help organize the event, along with members of the Granville County Environmental Affairs Committee. Sound Rivers’ partner Strong Arm Baking Company in Osford supplied cleanup volunteers with coffee and pastries.

The cleanup was held in honor of longtime Sound Rivers and Granville County Environmental Affairs Committee member Marshall Floyd. A passionate advocate for the Tar River, conservation and canoeing, Floyd passed away in January. Deck said about 50 people turned out for the event in Floyd’s honor, collecting a dumpster-full of trash, which included a discarded toilet.