Photo Gallery | Photo gallery: Second annual Muskegon River Clean Up
Less trash is floating from down the Muskegon River, thanks to a team of volunteers in Newaygo County.
The second annual Muskegon River cleanup took place Sunday, July 21. Organizer Jerry Carlson says volunteers collected 4,415 beverage containers, 10 tires, 12 inner tubes, 85 sandals, two five-gallon buckets of broken glass, a bowling ball and about 600 pounds of trash, among other items. Volunteers met at the Bridgeton Boat launch at 10 a.m. From there they floated down the river, picking up trash and debris along the way. The team pulled off the river at Maple Island boat launch, where organizers gave away 11 kayaks and other prizes.
In 2012, a team of 35 volunteers pulled more than 2,000 beer containers and 400 pounds of trash out if the river.