Erik Smoes

Young men take on trash in Rogue

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Erik Smoes, a junior at Rockford High School, and Beau Port, a seventh-grade student at North Rockford Middle School, put their passion for the Rogue River to work. Both are avid fishermen who also believe strongly in recycling. They really enjoy fishing in the Rogue and want to keep it clean. The two saw a need for a Rogue River cleanup north of the dam. They took time out from fishing to clean up trash and recyclable junk from the banks of the river. They concentrated on cleaning the section from roughly 11 Mile Road to the dam.