Ed VanBuren, Arlene Borko, Mark Spina, Scott Baldinger and I all joined about 75 other enthusiasts today cleaning up the Bashakill for Earth Day! Once again, we removed an abundance of refuse from our local wetlands and had a great time doing it! It is great to see so many young people involved in this endeavor. Paula Medley gave a warm welcome to the throngs, recognizing many key individuals for their support of the Bashakill. After the job was done, we enjoyed yet another wonderful lunch generously provided by the Fiore family! Another great lunch Bob! It was a good morning generating a palpable spirit for our wetlands! A bonus was some early birding and a couple of new year birds for several of us. Two I got to see were my FOS SOLITARY SANDPIPERS and CLIFF SWALLOW. Another bonus was a White-winged Scoter found off the Nature Trail by Joyce Depew. A rare bird at the Bashakill, it was enjoyed by many. One of my distant shots of the bird can be seen above. Great Earth Day!