Harrisonburg Hosts 16th Annual Blacks Run Clean Up

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

HARRISONBURG -- People from all across the Valley volunteered to try and remove a stream from the list of impaired waters on Saturday.

Harrisonburg hosted its 16th annual Blacks Run clean up day. The event usually collects about 5,000 pounds of trash.

The stream's health is in much better condition compared to years ago. Reports said new life has been found in the stream.

Volunteers found pieces of glass,bottles, and even some old iron. Volunteer David Cooper said, he wanted to help out as a way to give back to the area.

"Harrisonburg is a great town and put of the commitment of our church is to serve the city. So this is apart of serving the city. It's only one part of what we'll do but it's an important part. And people here in Harrisonburg take their stewardship of the environment very seriously," said Cooper.

The event happens every year on the second Saturday of April, Saturday's event had around 500 volunteers. It started at 8:30 and lasted until 11:30 a.m.

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