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Waterways Shed 10,000 Pounds of Trash

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HallSprings2In mid-November, 260 volunteers joined staff from Blue Water Baltimore and Gunpowder Valley Conservancy to remove trash from local streams during the annual Better Waterways Fall Cleanup.

At ten cleanup sites, seven in Baltimore City and three in Baltimore County, our amazing volunteers who cleaned up 10,000 pounds of trash!

Together we also worked to remove 50 pounds of invasive species, which was mostly English ivy.

The most notable items that were removed from our local streams include:

  • Recliner
  • Metal Bleacher Bench
  • Engine Block
  • Dead Iguana
  • Helium Container
  • Lawnmower

Hard to believe that all of those items were found in our waterways! We cannot thank our volunteers enough, as your participation greatly increased the environmental impact of this fall cleanup event throughout our Baltimore watersheds.

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