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THE BEAVERKILL CLEANUP BEGINS
April 23, 1956
Along the jumbled banks of the Beaverkill (above) workers last week began burying assorted garbage in holes gouged by state crews. This action came after Governor Harriman signed a bill (SI, April 16) outlawing the dumping of refuse in any New York trout stream. By way of a postscript to this welcome action, Harriman commented: "A short while ago I was shocked to find that the dumping of refuse at a number of locations along the Beaverkill Creek...was turning part of this stream into an eyesore and endangering the fishing.... This state-maintained stream, renowned as the birthplace of dry fly-fishing, must be preserved.... The state police have been alerted to keep a careful watch and take appropriate steps....
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April 23, 1956

The Beaverkill Cleanup Begins

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Along the jumbled banks of the Beaverkill (above) workers last week began burying assorted garbage in holes gouged by state crews. This action came after Governor Harriman signed a bill (SI, April 16) outlawing the dumping of refuse in any New York trout stream. By way of a postscript to this welcome action, Harriman commented: "A short while ago I was shocked to find that the dumping of refuse at a number of locations along the Beaverkill Creek...was turning part of this stream into an eyesore and endangering the fishing.... This state-maintained stream, renowned as the birthplace of dry fly-fishing, must be preserved.... The state police have been alerted to keep a careful watch and take appropriate steps....

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