Cans, cups and carts, oh my!
London Community News
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The Thames River is a little bit cleaner today thanks to the hard work of a small group of volunteers and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) staff on Thursday (Aug. 9).
Taking to the banks of the river to the east of Wellington Street passing through Watson Park, approximately two dozen individuals braved the rain and took part in the effort dubbed the River Rally Clean Up, organized by the UTRCA.
Part of an ongoing, annual cleanup effort between the community and UTRCA, the program targets various hotspots all along the river.
UTRCA General Manager Ian Wilcox was one of those helping out on Thursday. He noted that low water levels this summer are enabling crews access to many areas of the river they can’t normally get to.
In addition to the usual smaller items — beer bottles, coffee cups and pop cans — collected along the banks, volunteers also pulled an assorted collection of larger items such as shopping carts, bikes, tires and even lifting weights out of the river.
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