Volunteers flood Fort Morgan to clean-up flood debris

Baldwin County
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FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WKRG) — In Baldwin County, volunteers headed out to the beaches Wednesday morning in Fort Morgan to pick up all kinds of debris flushed from the rivers into Mobile Bay.

After the cleanup, there is still a lot of stuff on the beach on the bayside of Fort Morgan but 50 volunteers picking up all kinds of stuff, lumber, plastics, to help clean up. 

“You never know what you’re going to find.”  But there was plenty to poke through after several rounds of heavy rain over the past few weeks and a north wind pushing river debris all the way to Fort Morgan.

A call for volunteers and Pat Rowe from Michigan was one of many who showed up to help.  “I’m a naturalist. I just love the outdoors and I thought hey this is for me.”

Plastics, aluminum, lumber, all targets for the volunteers. Driftwood and other natural debris can stay put.

“I was surprised there is not as much manmade stuff,” said Steve Bagstad vacationing from Ohio.  “It’s mostly natural debris that’s washing down. I heard that it’s flushing the area so it’s kind of healthy to a degree.”

In just a couple of hours, there was lumber, tires, plastic all kinds of stuff filling a dumpster and off the beaches in Fort Morgan.

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