Skamania County Dive Team Conducts River Clean Up

On Sunday,  September 16th 2018  the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office 

Dive Rescue / Recovery Team took time out of their regular in-service

training to clean up local waterways.  People drive past these bodies of

water everyday but don’t realize the mess and hazards that lies beneath;

cans, bottles, toilet seats, furniture, appliances, car parts, tires,  and many 

other disgusting items. Today the team tackled the Wind River boat launch 

and adjacent main river.  Over the past two decades the dive team has chosen 

different waterways in which to conduct their cleanup. Over the years hundreds 

if not thousands of pounds of trash has been removed by the team and they will 

continue the service as long as it is needed.   Persons interested in becoming a 

member of the dive team can go to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office  web 

page, under programs,  to see dive team requirements, team photos and an on-line 

application.