Volunteers Clean Up Gainesville Creek
Gainesville, FL -- About 20 volunteers today set out to clean up just one part of Gainesville's Hogtown Creek.
It was only a few hours of work but it made a big impact.
Volunteers and members of the organization Current Problems focused on one section of the creek near NW 13th St and NW 23rd Ave.
In about 3 hours, they collected nearly 3,000 pounds of garbage.
Hundreds of cans and bottles and even items left behind by the homeless were all removed.
"All the trash you see here could eventually float into your drinking water through the Florida aquifer, so we feel its an important waterway visually for Gainesville to clean up but also because it does eventually end up in our drinking water," clean up organizer Scott Jantz said.
The nonprofit organization has been working since March to clean up several areas along the creek.
One final event is planned for April 27th at Forrest Park in Gainesville.
For information about Current Problems and how you can volunteer to help with their next clean up, visit their website, www.currentproblems.org.
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