In the Spring of 2017 I started alerting the Town of Brattleboro and related parties to the increasing tire accumulation in the wetland just off the West River Trail . Last Fall Kathy Urffer , Steward of Connecticut River Conservancy , and a pirate crew of volunteers , including our local Fire Dept , set out on a cold rainy morning in our first attempt of tire retrieval . I believe we brought in around 133 tires that day .
On May 4th this Spring , volunteers from The West River Trail, S.E.Vt Watershed , Conn River Conservancy , and Brattleboro Fire Dept came to help along with volunteers from related area businesses , independent individuals , and also , VERY ENCOURAGING , a young man from our local school system . We got over 138 tires that day , this was more challenging then before as the tires were more spread out and in deeper water.