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Denver: Clean Up and Cookout

Litter is an unsightly, and hazardous problem in all communities and areas. However, litter in waterways is even more dangerous because it affects water quality and wildlife. Even though Denver appropriately prides itself on being a green city, the reality still exists that the South Platte River and its tributaries are a default trash receptacle for the city. Currently, the river does not meet the EPA’s Clean Water Act to qualify as a swimmable/fishable river.

On August 19th, the Denver Chapter hosted a trash cleanup along the river. Afterwards, volunteers stuck around for a cookout to get to know each other better. There was BBQ, games, and a raffle. August 19th was also World Humanitarian Day as well, so the timing to get out and do something good for the community was perfect!