Volunteers clean out Bronx River

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Volunteers hopped into the water of the Bronx River on a chilly, spring afternoon today to help keep their neighborhood clean. 

Project Waste, a part of the Bronx River Alliance, wants to help reduce pollution in the Bronx by collecting trash from the Bronx River. The team met at Muskrat Cove to collect garbage from two trash booms, which gather floatable garbage like Styrofoam containers, plastic bags and bottles in the river.

The trash booms were installed two years ago, and this was the second time this spring the team has met up. There will be other opportunities to volunteer up until December. 

“I want other people to get involved because… it takes a village to make this happen,” said Rodrick Bell of the Bronx River Alliance.

The team planned to separate the litter collected into categories to identify specific trash and try to figure out where the waste is coming from.

Go HERE to see extended footage from the cleanup.

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