Beloit teen cleans creek as part of Eagle Scout project

Vito Gabriele was wading through Lenigan Creek near Beloit Memorial High School on Saturday, plucking all sorts of trash and debris from the waters.


“We’ve found bicycle tires, glass, plastic shopping bags and even an entire bicycle,” he said as he hauled a kayak full of trash to shore.


Gabriele was cleaning the creek as part of his Eagle Scout project. The 15-year-old student at The Lincoln Academy had plenty of help from friends and family. His mother, Anji Gabriele, and his uncle Kevin Sopczak, were there to lend a hand, as well as other Eagle Scouts, Brice Henthorn, Hunter Zittlow  and Matthew Locke. His scout leader Ryan McKillips also was present.

Beloit teen cleans creek as part of Eagle Scout project