Rivanna River Receives Annual Cleaning

August 25, 2007

Saturday, the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District and Rivanna Conservation Society held their annual river clean-up. Five ground and seven water crews cleaned the river.

In addition to the sink, things like shopping carts and old tires were found.

The river clean-ups were started years ago and the goal is to the restore the river and keep it as clean as possible.

"It's no longer the government's responsibility, it's not industry, it's not the person responsibility of the person down the street to keep our environment clean, it's our responsibility," said Robbi Savage of the Rivanna Conservation Society.

The society is dedicated to the care and protection of the Rivanna River. It's part of the Virginia waterways cleanup, a statewide effort going on this month.

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