Friends of the Lower Wisconsin River (FLOW) along with Department of Natural Resources Warden Dave Youngquist met to clean up debris from a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) island upriver from the Arena boat landing, on Saturday.
The island was cleared by a barge and contractor of the two buildings inhabiting the island, one of which was falling into the river, this time last year.
Youngquist said during a clean up last year, volunteers found a Volkswagen Bus full of roofing shingles, and multiple sand-point wells. What remained on the island includes some garbage and pieces of glass.
This year, Timm Zumm, FLOW director, estimates a few dozen bags of garbage and debris was collected this weekend. The group found some scrap sheet metal and a steel wheel and rubber tire.