To the editor:
On April 4, 100 volunteers came to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park for the 10th Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup.
They joined thousands of others at almost 100 sites up and down the Potomac River and its tributaries.
People came to Harpers Ferry from near and far, from Carlisle, Pa., Slatyfork, W.Va., parts of Maryland and Virginia and the District of Columbia, to join with local folk from Jefferson County. Some of the volunteers were members of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, the Shenandoah River Outfitters Association, the Tressler Wilderness School and the Jefferson Campground.
Blue Ridge Outfitters, River Riders and River and Trail Outfitters deserve special mention for their donation of time and equipment.
With generous support from the maintenance, law enforcement and interpretation staff of the Park Service, the volunteers worked hard for three hours picking up trash and debris along the shoreline and islands of both the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Sixty-three tires, 293 large bags of trash and 24 barrels were removed from the watershed.