Volunteers keep Neuse River clean

Posted April 2, 2011 7:25 p.m. EDT

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.