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Volunteers, Advocates Clean Up Anacostia River

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By Peter Granitz

Hundreds of volunteers braved a bit of rain today to clean up the Anacostia River. Earth Day was actually Thursday, so Saturday morning's clean up was billed as part of Earth Week.

Kamiliah is a junior at Hyde Leadership Public Charter School and volunteered with other students in her environmental science class.

"We're starting to pick up the vines that were invading this area as well as cleaning up all the trees of weeds and big large vines," she says.

Daniel Par, with the Student Conservation Association, says every tide brings in more trash, and a clean up is an uphill battle.

If it's regular enough, at least every Earth Day and a couple of other times during the year, you're beating them back a little farther and a little farther," he says.

Organizers of the annual clean up say they hope to top last year's mark of removing 59 tons of trash from the river.

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