My TU chapter (Challenge Chapter, #222) participated in the annual clean-up this past Saturday. This clean-up is headed up by Rusty Gates of Gates AuSable Lodge at Grayling and the Anglers of the AuSable.

It was very gratifying to see over 250 people of all ages and genders show so much interest in maintaining the river. When I left Rusty's place on Saturday afternoon, the 20 cubic yard container was almost full of trash that the various teams had collected.

As you might imagine, much of the trash had nothing to do with trout fishing or trout fisherman but other recreational activities that occur on the river.