Volunteers remove 1,000 pounds of trash along Iowa River


Photo by Kulturlabor Trial&Error, Flickr.

In early June, volunteers removed 1,000 pounds of trash along the banks of the Iowa River.

The event was organized by the University of Iowa Engineering Staff Advisory Council, UI Facilities Management, the Office of Sustainability and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

After gathering the trash, the volunteers sorted through the waste for recyclables.

Read more from Sustainability at Iowa here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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