Preparing for the Flood: Looking for Volunteers in Quincy

June 19, 2008 07:00 PM
Darrell Smith, Farm Journal Conservation & Machinery Editor
The Fabius River Drainage District levee at West Quincy, Mo., is holding, thanks to a massive effort involving volunteers and donated food and equipment. But it requires constant maintenance.
Volunteers are needed for Saturday and Sunday, when the Mississippi River is expected to crest, and they will still be needed next week. Volunteers will be working in ankle-deep sand and water on the sides of levees, using straw, sandbags and shovels to control erosion. 
District commissioners ask that volunteers call first, and check in with Norman Haerr, at 573-393-2035.

Volunteers have spent the last few days strengthening the levees, by using rakes, straw and sand.

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