Bikes in the river? Yep, and a whole lot more! 600 pounds of metal, in fact, and a lot of other garbage! And that was just in the portion of the Black River directly behind Mack’s Cavendish, Vt., plant.
Founded in 2000 by Kelly Stettner, BRAT is a vibrant organization that plants native trees to stabilize stream banks; conducts a water quality monitoring program; encourages others, through its Adopt-the-River campaign, to monitor and clean selected stretches of the river; works to manage invasive plants in the watershed; and much more.
As a state-designated Environmental Leader, Mack develops an annual environmental management plan aimed at preventing pollution, complying with regulations, and minimizing environmental impacts. Helping to keep the Black River clean is a part of that plan. Kudos to all in Cavendish who helped realize that goal!
Contact: Gene Birmingham, Cavendish Plant Manager