Volunteers make quick work of Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail cleanup

Tribune Democrat – Volunteers picked up so much trash – bottles, paper, plastic and more – from the Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail on Tuesday that organizers of the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania event needed to purchase more garbage bags to hold all of it. “It just goes to show you what a small number can do and what you can achieve,” said Thomas Prestash, executive of PennDOT District 9, which helped organize the effort. “The amount of garbage we pulled up, litter we pulled up is truly tremendous. Within a matter of an hour, we had this whole trail cleaned up. Again, without those volunteers, we couldn’t have done it.”

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