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River Cleanup attracts 375 volunteers
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This years river cleanup effort attracted 375 volunteers who cleaned 40 miles of river in Warren County. Volunteers removed six tons of trash and 320 tires. Pictured is Michael Spanjer with his son, Benjamin, doing their part to protect the countys natural resources.
The McMinnville Breakfast Rotary Club spearheads a River Cleanup Project each year to preserve a natural resource and promote economic development. This year’s effort held on July 16 attracted 375 volunteers who cleaned 40 miles of river and removed six tons of trash and 320 tires.“The cleanup has grown from cleaning three miles of river, from Pepper Branch Park to Rocket Park, to 40 miles of river in Warren County’s 150 plus miles of waterways,” said Rachel Killebrew. After breakfast at Pepper Branch Park, teams dispersed to their designated cleanup areas throughout the county.

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