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Join the NAPS Creek Clean-up October 1

The NAPS Board has scheduled the 2017 Creek Clean-up on Sunday, October 1, along the Little Wicomico River starting at 12 noon. The boats will deploy from Cockrell’s Marine Railway, which will also be the landing to deliver trash to be sorted for recycling.

NAPS Board Member Lynton Land is organizing the boats and captains. ”We are asking captains to take responsibility for specific arms of the river,” he said.

For boat crews, Shauna McCranie from the NAPS Board is looking to bring perhaps a dozen fifth grade TAG (Talented and Gifted) students who she directs at Northumberland Public School. In addition, NAPS is enlisting Beta Club members from the school. NAPS volunteers will be on hand to set up the lunch at the start of the day and sort the trash at the end. T-shirts will be presented to all participants.

In addition to the clean-up, Lynton Land will lead a tour of the oyster aquaculture operation on the site.

A generous donation from Omega Protein will help offset the expense of the event.

Cockrell’s Marine Railway, in its fourth generation of family ownership, has restroom facilities and other amenities. To reach the marina by land, from Route 360 in Burgess, turn onto State Route 644/Hack’s Neck Rd. Go 4.9 miles and turn right onto State Route 648/Wicomico Point Rd., which runs into Railway Road. The marina is located at the terminus of Railway Road. By boat, the GPS coordinates are 37.54.11 N; 076.17.7 W.

For more information, contact Lynton Land at 453-6605 or email to:

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