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Volunteers Clean Up 1,000 lbs of Litter on OKC River

September 12, 2017

More than 50 volunteers joined forces on September 9 to help pick up litter and beautify the Oklahoma City River in downtown Oklahoma City. In total, the group filled 70 bags with trash, totaling over 1,000 lbs!

The event was coordinated by The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma and sponsored by PepsiCo Recycling. The City of Oklahoma City provided supplies and trucks to transport the collected waste, as well as supplies. Oklahoma City Beautiful also chipped in with additional supplies such as gloves and trash pickers.

This endeavor benefits people and nature by providing a cleaner waterway for Oklahoma City's recreational activities and a healthier environment for wildlife! THANK YOU to all of the wonderful, hard working volunteers!

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