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Annual River Clean set for Saturday
We don't like our rivers a little on the trashy side
An estimated 400 volunteers will pull more than 10 tons of trash from Warren County rivers this Saturday if this year's annual River Cleanup approaches efforts of previous years. Pictured is river trash from a prior event.
Bicycles, TVs, and mountains of tires.These are all things which have been removed from local waterways as part of Breakfast Rotary’s annual River Cleanup.There’s been washing machines and dryers too.Hundreds of local volunteers will be at it again this Saturday, cleaning around 40 miles of waterways for the 10th annual River Cleanup. It’s expected more than 10 tons of garbage will be removed from local rivers.“What we’ve discovered in doing this is there’s no government agency responsible for cleaning rivers,” said Breakfast Rotary Club member Rachel Killebrew. “Trash that’s thrown in there stays there.”Killebrew said she talked to a water department employee when Breakfast Rotary first began the river cleanup and he said there was a rusty barrel across the river from the water plant when he first took the job.