De-Trash the Wabash

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – About 100 volunteers helped clear trash alongside the Wabash River during De-Trash the Wabash Saturday morning.

Items such as bottles, paper products, and even rugs and mattresses were found and cleared along the way.  The bi-annual event is put on by the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation.

Wabash River Keeper Rae Schnapp says fewer large items like furniture and tires are being found less during clean-ups. She says the clean-up is a way to create awareness of river cleanliness and also gives people a chance to experience the benefits of the river.

“For a lot of people it’s the first time they’ve really been down to the river and so they do some trash and some challenges but they also really get to see how beautiful the river is,” said Schnapp.

The organization will host another river cleanup in the fall.

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