[Part 1 of a 4-part series.]
The day of this clean-up, I parked roadside near the corner of West River Road and 57th Avenue North in Brooklyn Center. Early in the season, I was granted a permit from Three Rivers Park District to drive on or park near their paved trails when working on trash recovery projects.
This video will show you what kind of terrain I covered on the way down, and what an ill-respected waterway looks like when you first arrive. (Don't worry... the shoreline looks as it should by the time I finished that day!) The hill at 57th Avenue North is a steep drop, but represents the most direct path to the Mississippi River shoreline on this part of the waterway.
To view the piece in full-screen mode, you can either click on this link, or use the Google Video control button at the bottom right-hand corner of the video screen below. (Length: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.) We're glad to receive your email with feedback, questions, or input!
© 2008 Mike D. Anderson, Crystal, MN.