Akron: 20 Trash Bags Cleaner on Earth Day

Cleaning up the community is not just about picking up trash, it’s about preventing it from happening. Cleaning up trash makes people less likely to litter there in the future. This Earth Day, nearly twenty volunteers came together to pick up trash along the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway . Trash items were found large and small – a tea cup, shoe, clothing items, cigarettes, utensils.

17 volunteers collected 20 bags of trash for a grand total of 42.5 total volunteer hours.

One volunteer went one step further, venturing on the “trash island” on the river. His commitment reminds us of an old saying: “I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized that I am somebody.”

Thanks to everyone that participated and to Don at Cascade Locks Park and Mustill Store Museum for giving us the opportunity do our small part!

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