After Hurricane Florence hit the southeast coast last month, Claytor Lake, hundreds of miles away in southwestern Virginia, took a hit. More than fifteen tons of debris ended up in the lake – everything from the usual ‘flotsam and jetsam’ to at least one toilet, a mannequin, and an empty boat. This part of Virginia is not home to very many lakes, and that means people here work hard to keep them clean and healthy.
“Not many people know that the New River is one of the only rivers that flows north….”
Jeff Caldwell is Executive Director of Friends of Claytor Lake