Volunteers Pull Ton of Junk from Riverbanks
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Officials in Cedar Rapids say volunteers have managed to remove more than a ton of trash and scrap metal from the banks of the Cedar River in the city.
The Parks and Recreation Department says a three-day cleanup of the riverbank resulted in the removal of 1,800 pounds of trash and 400 pounds of scrap metal.
The cleanup focused last week on a stretch of the river from the Five Seasons Plaza to the Bridge of Lions.
The parks department was aided by volunteers from the Department of Corrections, Americorps and Cummins Central Power.
The annual cleanup is part of an ongoing effort to improve the downtown riverbanks.
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