A long-awaited cleanup project along the banks of the Petaluma River got started last Thursday, as a crane brought in by the Environmental Protection Agency began clearing away some of the debris that has accumulated on a harl sunken barge not far downstream from downtown Petaluma.
This is one of 10 sites that will be targeted in the $1.2 million cleanup effort, which is a joint project of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, Petaluma Police, EPA and CalRecycle.
Most of the sites involve removing abandoned and decaying vessels from the waterway, where they are navigational hazards.
Photos courtesy of David Yearsley, Friends of the Petaluma River:
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