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Tennessee Riverkeeper hosting river cleanup in Decatur

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DECATUR, Ala. - Tennessee Riverkeeper hosted a Saturday morning litter cleanup along the banks of Wilson Morgan Lake and Clark Spring Branch, removing approximately 700 pounds of litter from the shoreline.

The cleanup was from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Founder David Whiteside said the group has kept several tons of garbage out of area rivers.

"In 2019, Riverkeeper has prevented over 12,750 pounds of litter from entering the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers.  These events show that a few people can make a difference, and cleanups provide some hope for hundreds of thousands of citizens who are concerned about our blessed river and its tributaries. Clean water is a nonpartisan issue; we are all in this together," said Whiteside.

The organization said they targeted Clark Spring Branch because the area is a collection zone for garbage, some of which is thrown out on the street and flows into the river through drainage systems.

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