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Spokane River Clean-up nets tons of trash

A volunteer works with rafters to collect trash on Sept. 17, 2016, during the annual Spokane River Clean-up and Upriver Scrub. (Spokane River Forum)
A volunteer works with rafters to collect trash on Sept. 17, 2016, during the annual Spokane River Clean-up and Upriver Scrub. (Spokane River Forum)

RIVERS – Despite a cool, rainy day, 692 volunteers turned out for the annual Spokane River Clean-up on Sept. 17, the Lands Council reports.

Crews were dispatched to the river in Spokane Valley, the University District, the downtown river gorge area, High Bridge Park, People's Park and Hangman Creek where they collected 3.19 tons of trash and 976 pounds of recyclables, said Mike Petersen, Lands Council executive director.

Numerous groups, schools and businesses were involved, he said.



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