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Rivers Alive volunteers removes trash from Flint River

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Several dozen volunteers gathered early Saturday morning to help clean up the Flint River.

Kayakers, canoes and walkers help to pull trash and debris from the water, and on land. The clean-up started at 8 a.m. and went well into the afternoon.

This is the 11th year for the annual Rivers Alive Clean-up. Volunteers want to encourage people to dispose of their trash properly so it doesn't end up in our rivers.

"Everything that we picked up is not there now. And that's a plus and that's a win-win for our community and a win -win for the flint river, said Judy Bowles, KADB.

"Litter is a big problem in the city of Albany. When you can get volunteers to come out and participate in helping keep the river banks clean, that's a wonderful thing," said Daniel Whigham.

Over the past ten years volunteers have removed more than 73,000 pounds of debris in and around the Flint River.

If you have a Dougherty County tag, residents can drop off up to 250 pounds a trash and debris daily at the landfill. It is free of charge.

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