Dozens Volunteer to Clean Up Mississippi River
A major effort to clean up the Mississippi River started Wednesday.
In its 21st year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Adopt-a-River Program hosted its 21st riverboat cleanup.
More than 100 volunteers boarded the Padelford at Harriet Island early Wednesday morning.
The group made stops along the River, removing garbage left from dumping and spring floods.
"If you go out and do this, you soon say, I'll never use another styrofoam cup. I will be real careful with my plastic. It's amazing how much stuff is out there," said Len Price, Executive Director of Conservation Corps.
Since the program began, volunteers have removed six tons of trash.
This year, the cleanup in St. Paul is part of a nationwide effort to clean up the Mississippi River. This summer, as many as 3 thousand volunteers in 20 cities will help.