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September 28, 2003

Albany- Participants from various organizations paddled canoes along a two and half mile stretch of the Kinchafoonee Creek.

Along the way they filled up bags with trash that littered the waterway. Last year, volunteers collected more than 500 pounds of garbage.

"As an individual you only see the bottle or can or worm tub or whatever you drop as one thing, but when you travel the whole creek and you're looking for trash as a whole and there's a lot of people who use this creek for fishing and recreation and if everybody leaves a little then there's quite a lot at the end of the day," says program coordinator, Tim Barker.

The group is hoping their efforts will not only improve the natural resources along the Kinchafoonee, but also raise awareness about the need to protect the environment.

Posted at 10:45 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com