Trash and Tires Removed During "River Rescue"

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/14 2014 06:40PM

Updated 07/14 2014 06:45PM

STONE COUNTY, Mo.-- More than 100 volunteers hit the James River over the weekend to help clean it up.

It was part of the James River Basin Partnership's annual "River Rescue."

Volunteers in canoes and kayaks floated the river near Hootentown, picking up trash along the river banks and below the surface.

Nearly four tons of trash and about a 100 tires were pulled out of the river during the five and a half mile stretch.

James River Basin Partnership, a nonprofit, holds its rescue and highway clean ups throughout the year.  

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