Wichitans get dirty cleaning up the banks


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas Tree Huggers set out in Wichita this weekend for another river clean up.

“We’ve been doing this since 2011,” said volunteer Rick McMullen. “This started from a Facebook post a few years back,” he explained. “I saw a shopping cart in the river so, I took a picture of it and posted it online and that started this movement.”

The volunteers hopped in canoes and walked along the river picking up everything from clothing to street signs. Nearly a dozen people got their hands dirty in an effort to cut down on pollution here in Wichita.

“The city doesn’t really have it in the budget to clean this river,” said McMullen.

Volunteers said they gathered up a total of 15 bags of trash. If you’re interested in joining in on the next river clean up, visit the Kansas Tree Huggers Facebook page.

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