junk pulled from hoosic river

Trount Unlimited Taconic President John (Burnsie) Burns, middle, poses with volunteers from Trout Unlimited, HooWRA, and HRR, who participated in a clean-up of the Hoosic River recently.

At the last Berkshire County League of Sportsmen's meeting, Lt. Tara Carlow of the Massachusetts Environmental Police reported that local officers will be closely monitoring our lakes and ponds over the July 4 weekend for boaters operating under the influence.

In fact, law enforcement officers across the country will be on heightened alert for those in violation of boating under the influence laws as part of the annual Operation Dry Water (ODW) weekend, July 2–4.

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Gene Chague can be reached at berkwoodsandwaters@gmail.com or 413-637-1818.

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Gene Chague is a longtime sportsman and editor of The Eagle's Berkshire Woods and Waters outdoors column.