Living Lands & Waters Celebrates 10th “X-Stream Clean-Up”

August 8, 2013

WQAD.com

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886,960.

That is how much trash 12,490 volunteers have collected from waterways in the Quad Cities over the last 10 years, equalling 35,260 hours.

This Saturday, August 10th, 2013 is the 10th Annual X-Stream Clean-Up. With the help of Living Lands and Waters, the Mighty – though messy – Mississippi River is cleaner not just in the Quad Cities, but up and down the river’s path.

On Thursday, August 8th, 2013, the non-for-profit organization held its annual Barge Party at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. The event thanks all of LLW’s supporters and kicks off a weekend focused on cleaning up the river and filling up the organization’s barge.

News 8 took a tour of the barge with Crew Member and Education Facilitator, Mike Coyne-Logan, who is originally from Rock Island. On one end of the barge, mountains of trash show the group’s dedication to picking…

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