Although I had to rush from the Fondue Factory fund raiser over to the river to catch litter from the "debris release" it didn't happen. And, the Corps of Engineers failed to tell us that it wasn't going to happen, although I had been told that they would release the debris at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.
We had the Monongahela Monitor crewed up and ready to fight litter yesterday evening at 6, but nothing.
I suppose the Corps didn't get as far in their gate inspection, which was the reason for the debris release, as they thought they would. But for crying out loud, why couldn't they let me know? I would have stayed at the Fondue Factory and had a few brews with the river supporters who came last night.
Regardless, here's what I want to say: Thanks to all of you who came to the fundraiser, and to some who couldn't make it but have made donations anyway. After all these years of working hard to keep the Monongahela River clean in our area, it's sure nice to know that support for this kind of effort is building.