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(KSL News) Volunteers scoured the banks of the Jordan River and other Utah waterways for trash as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Jeff Salt, Exec. Dir. of Great Salt Lakekeeper, said, "The Jordan River has always been used as a dumping ground. So what we're trying to do is get the river cleaned up more for the increased recreation demand that we see."
Millions rolled up their sleeves for similar projects worldwide. Since the project began in 1985, volunteers have cleared more than 100 million pounds of trash from rivers, lakes, wetlands and coastlines.