Rain doesn't stop annual Anacostia River cleanup

Rain doesn't stop annual Anacostia River cleanup. (ABC7 photo)

Hundreds of volunteers gave up their Saturday morning to pick up trash in and around the Anacostia River, as part of an annual Earth Day tradition.

Dolly Davis has been volunteering with the event for 14 years.

"It's fantastic, we love it," said Davis. "It's something that's near and dear to my heart."

The volunteers were soaked by the rain, but that didn't stop them from collecting bags and bags of trash and recyclables at 30 different sites around the watershed.

"I am just truly amazed at the spirit of people to come out and clean up the river," said Jim Foster, President of the Anacostia Watershed Society.

Foster said she hoped the event would encourage people to keep their community clean year-round.

After the clean-up, volunteers were treated to a free lunch and concert outside of the RFK Stadium.

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