Volunteers keep Neuse River clean

Posted April 2, 2011

A stretch of the Neuse River between U.S. Highway 64 and Poole Road offers an oasis of nature inside Raleigh's city limits.

— Hundreds of volunteers showed up to remove over 11,000 pounds of trash from the Triangle's main water supply across Wake and Johnston counties Saturday.

Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Alissa Bierma said more than 80 tires, a cash register, a playgound slide, a functioning iPod Touch and a child's pedal car were recovered from the Neuse River as part of the annual cleanup event.

Bierma said 322 volunteers and Raleigh city workers participated.


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  • rds1038 Apr 5, 2011

    what would be great is to find out where all these tires and other trash is comming from , year after year more tires and other trash ? thanks to all that help clean up

  • commonsense4 Apr 4, 2011

    So glad to see this, and I'm sorry I missed it, but I have and will keep doing my part. I always walk through some greenway trails near my house and was disgusted to see so much garbage getting thrown into our creeks. So I make it a point to take a garbage bag with me sometimes and help clean it up. Just a little bit here and there from some people can really help, and please stop littering in your own water supply and destroying what's left of this beautiful planet.

  • flyNC Apr 4, 2011

    thanks to all the volunteers who helped clean up our water supply and reduce the costs at the water treatment plants. I hope this gets the attention it deserves and is not overshadowed by the continuous barrage of negative, violent news the media feels is most important to teach.