4th Annual Sweep the Hooch Clears Record-Breaking 7.3 Tons of Trash
Volunteers pulled a record-breaking 7.3 tons of trash and debris from in and around the Chattahoochee River during the 4th Annual Sweep the Hooch.
This is up from 3.6 tons in 2013, and more than any year in the past. A total of 580 -- more than last year -- dedicated half a day to the effort.
"Four years ago we set out to clean the entire Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, from Buford Dam to Paces Mill, 44 river miles, in one day, said Kevin McGrath, of Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
"This year we did that plus two state parks. Over the years, we have removed what you would expect - drink bottles, plastic bags and tennis balls, as well as some unusual items - a car frame, bicycles and even a kitchen sink! Congratulations to all the volunteers."
Special thanks to event partners Trout Unlimited (Upper Chattahoochee Chapter) and the National Park Service for helping organize the cleanup.
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