With Summer over and most of the boats on Sodus Bay put away, it is a good time to look back and review 3 of the events initiated by Save Our Sodus that got the most traction in the Sodus Bay fans’ community.
WATER CHESTNUTS PULLS
We sponsored primarily one but really a couple of Chestnut pulls throughout the summer.
Several tons of water chestnut were pulled from Sodus Bay.
Sodus Bay Improvement Association, an east side organization pulled chestnuts from Clark Creek. During three days of the chestnut pull 36 Volunteers in various boats and even a paddle board(!) did a great job of cleaning up areas prone to water chestnut growth – First and Second Creeks, Clark creek and others.
SODUS BAY WATER QUALITY WORK PARTY and EXPO
a.k.a. BEACH CLEANUP AND CELEBRATION
During the 2015 New York State Beach Cleanup 7,723 volunteers in 26 counties removed 125,554 pounds of debris along 250.21 miles of shoreline.
On September 17th we held a SODUS BAY WATER QUALITY WORK PARTY and EXPO in conjunction with 31st Annual New York State Beach Cleanup.
84 volunteers showed up around 8-30 a.m. on a rainy Saturday morning, including many scouts and school kids.
They cleaned the public beach in Sodus Point, the areas along Wickham Boulevard, and the Margaretta Road boat launch, and several other areas within the village of Sodus Point. Crescent Beach was also cleaned up.
A few barrels, tires, lots of plastic bags, beverage bottles and cans, cigarette butts, food wrappers, candy wrappers, straws and bottle caps were collected.