Our Native Species Inc.
Cascade Creek Clean-up
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For over 30 years now, the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie has worked hard with others including the L.E.A.F (Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier), PA Sea Grant, Coastal Zone Management and early on with kids from Strong Vincent High School to clean up, restore, improve habitat and reduce sedimentation and pollutants entering Presque Isle Bay. All of the efforts over the years by us and our partners have changed a previously polluted stream into a viable water way to support trout providing a fishing opportunity for inner city residents.
year on April 6th forty seven SONS volunteers were joined by Boy Scouts
and leaders from Troop #13 headquartered at Elmwood Presbyterian Church
in Erie along with members of the Gannon University fishing club and
some park neighbors to clean up Cascade Creek and Frontier Park. The
day ended up being sunny and pleasant after an early fog. As they have
done for years, the volunteers gathered garbage bags of litter. All was
business as usual until I observed two women with two kids walking
toward me with one of the ladies carrying a stick with something white
on the end. As they got closer I realized that they were carrying a
human skull. The cleanup volunteers said they found the skull along the
bank of Cascade Creek. They took photos of it before they picked the
skull up. We called the Erie Police who arrived and started an
investigation. As of this writing more bones were recovered along the
Cascade Creek stream bed by the police and the Mercyhurst University
Forensic Anthropology team. The investigation is ongoing.
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