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Volunteers Spend Saturday Cleaning Up Wicomico River

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Volunteers pick up waste from the Wicomico river's bed. (Photo: WBOC) Volunteers pick up waste from the Wicomico river's bed. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md. -- Around 50 volunteers gathered at the Wicomico River Saturday afternoon to spend a few hours picking up trash.

Students from Salisbury University, elected officials and people from around the county went kayaking on the river as part of a community clean up event.

Volunteers pushed out on the water in kayaks with garbage bags in tow looking for waste, plastic, cans, bottles and other trash littering the river bank.

The river clean up is part of the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce's beautification project that works with the SU Environmental Studies department to host the event.

A volunteer from Berlin says her love for giving back to the community is what called her to the clean up event Saturday, but said her religion prompts her to take care of the environment.

"We are to be good stewards of what we've been given," said Tara Bourne, "and I believe that God did create this earth and I think that He created us in it as well. We have a responsibility to keep it clean."

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