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“Tire Pull” removes 90 tires from Wallkill River

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“We fight dirty.” That’s the rallying cry of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance – and they mean it!

Neil Bettez, chair of the Alliance’s Science Working Group. (Photo courtesy Jeff Montanye)

 

Volunteers with the Alliance removed more than 90 tires from a stretch of the Wallkill near the City of Middletown on August 20.

The “Tire Pull” was an extraordinary success. Organized by the Alliance’s Boat Brigades, the event was supported by Orange County and the Town of Wallkill.

This is just one way the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance is working to restore and celebrate the river. The Alliance is working with Riverkeeper and the Department of Environmental Conservation to broaden scientific analysis of water quality issues facing the river, hosting a series of public paddles, laying groundwork for a Wallkill River Water Trail, and more.

This is what it takes to save a river!

Here are some of the photos. For more, visit assistacomp.com/wallkill-river-watershed-alliance-tire-pull

(Photo courtesy Jeff Montanye)

Alliance members Archie Morris and Neil Bettez. (Photo courtesy Jeff Montanye)

 

(Photo courtesy Jeff Montanye)

(Photo courtesy Jeff Montanye)

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