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PHOTOS: Trash Pulled from Cuyahoga River

City employees, volunteers spent Saturday morning pulling garbage from the river

The annual clean-up of the Cuyahoga River saw a few hundred pounds of debris pulled from the river Saturday morning.

This year, the area of the river in focus stretched from the Cuyahoga River north towards the River Bend subdivision. Typically, the area cleaned stretches from Stow Street to the bridge at Middlebury Road.

City employees came in on their morning off and used a trackhoe to pull the garbage out at the construction site of the new Fairchild Avenue Bridge.

Unlike past years, when community members are encouraged to volunteer, it was mostly city employees who did the dirty work.

Bob Brown, manager of the city's water reclamation plant, said they didn't want community volunteers this year because of the steep, rocky banks in this stretch of the river.

Wilburforce August 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Thank you Boys.....right thing to do!
Kasha Legeza August 28, 2011 at 07:21 PM
That's really cool! Thanks, city employees!
Karen Magilavy August 28, 2011 at 07:35 PM
There were 3 ladies working also, The pink shirt is the giveaway. Great job ladies!
Eric G. Hilston August 28, 2011 at 08:38 PM
Great job to everyone! Thank you for helping to keep Kent a beautiful town.
Wilburforce August 28, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Sorry ....all you ladies also of course, thanks

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