A group of volunteers have successfully removed over 9,000 pounds of trash from a river in Tennessee.
It is one of the very dirtiest rivers in the country, said a report published by CNN.
In the span of 3 days, volunteers that are with the Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful and Johnsonville State Historic Park managed to do the good act.
A total of 9,208 pounds of trash was removed from the river.
A 25-foot aluminum work boat was used to keep everything clean.
Kathleen Gibi, the executive director of Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful, released a statement about the incident, saying:
That’s how the change for our river will happen: through local partners and individuals who are eager about taking ownership to protect and improve their beautiful river community. It’s been truly inspiring for us to see these change makers take action — especially with the local leadership from Johnsonville State Historic Park.
This is not the first time they had done such good thing.
The team led another cleanup in October this year, where around 4,811 pounds of trash was removed from the river.
Keep in mind that their work is not yet done.
The team wants to collect around 100,000 pounds of trash from the river by the end of this year.
The Tennessee River is a 652-mile tributary of the Ohio River and is one of the most polluted ones in the entire country.
It was found in the year 2019 that the river had a lot, a lot, of plastic.
Let’s hope more action will be taken to make the river clean.