Activities of this sort not only accomplish a specific project, they also strengthen the sense of a common spirit that links members of the association. Talk naturally turns to upcoming cruises and other paddling ventures. This evening, there was discussion of an upcoming cruise on Split Rock Creek and the SD Kayak Challenge that takes place in two weeks on the Missouri River. We all get to know each other better through these shared activities.
See full set of photographs of the clean-up at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayheath/sets/72157629763837538/detail/