Embassy Employees Join Belarusian Environmental Activists to Clean Up a River Near Minsk

Scott Rauland and his wife help Belarusian volunteers clean the Islach River from trash

Charge d’affaires Scott Rauland, his wife and three other Embassy employees joined Belarusian environmental activists on April 25 to clean up the 10-km stretch of the Islach River near Minsk in honor of the Earth Day. The action was organized by the “Green Team” travel agency and was attended by volunteers from the international wildlife foundation “Red Forest”, Internet portal TUT.BY and NGO “APB-Birdlife Belarus”. The six-hour event supported by the local administration resulted in collection of more than a ton of garbage, including the remains of a submerged car.