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Filling sand bags. Photo by Bill Winney.
Filling sand bags
Volunteers showed up on Saturday, May 21st to help fill sand bags to be used to protect property in the event of flooding this spring. Photo by Bill Winney.
Itís in the bag
Sand bag filling party
May 23, 2011

A big crew of 43 volunteers turned out in Pinedale on Saturday, May 21st across from the Pinedale Ambulance Barn. The purpose was to help the Sublette Emergency Management fill sand bags in preparation for potential flooding around the Upper Green River Valley this spring. The team had hoped to use a sand bag filling machine, but were unable to get it working properly, so they resorted to good oleí manual labor.

Photos by Bill Winney.



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  • Volunteers. Photo by Bill Winney.
    Volunteers
    A big crew of volunteers showed up to help fill sand bags on Saturday, May 21st. Photo by Bill Winney.

    Big pile of sand. Photo by Bill Winney.
    Big pile of sand
    Photo by Bill Winney.

    Stacking. Photo by Bill Winney.
    Stacking
    Sublette County Sheriff, Dave Lankford (right)stacks filled sand bags. Mary Lankford (left) and Jim Mitchell (middle) look on. Photo by Bill Winney.

    Counting bags. Photo by Bill Winney.
    Counting bags
    Sublette County Emergency Coordinator, Jim Mitchell counts sandbags. Photo by Bill Winney.

    Sand bag machine. Photo by Bill Winney.
    Sand bag machine
    A sand bag machine was brought in that was supposed to help make filling the bags easier, but it wasn't working properly, so crews had to resort to filling the bags by hand. Photo by Bill Winney.

    Sand bag filling machine. Photo by Bill Winney.
    Sand bag filling machine
    Photo by Bill Winney.

    Capt. John Wells. Photo by Bill Winney.
    Capt. John Wells
    Captain John Wells shovels sand into the top of the sand-filling machine in his try to get it going. Photo by Bill Winney.

    750 ready to go. Photo by Bill Winney.
    750 ready to go
    750 bags loaded on a pallet and ready to go. Photo by Bill Winney.
     
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