|Friends of Pocahontas State Park is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA.|
Our beautiful Swift Creek Lake, unfortunately, suffers from the downstream effects of common environmental pollutants. One of those pollutants is ordinary litter, brought down Swift Creek in runoff from the many streets, roads and suburbs in the upstream watershed. In observance of Earth Day, Pocahontas State Park and FoPSP hosted a lake cleanup, in which volunteers used the park's kayaks and canoes to go out in search of water-borne litter. The day started out cool but the weather was beautiful and the wildlife observations were bountiful. It was a fun event, good exercise in fresh air, and rewarding to cleanse the lake of at least a portion of the unsightly floating litter.