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Volunteers help remove trash, debris from San Diego River

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The San Diego River Park Foundation is celebrating its 100th River Rescue volunteer clean-up event.

Over the past three and a half years, volunteers have been meeting to clear garbage from in and around the San Diego River. Over that time, those volunteers have contributed more than 20,000 hours, and have removed 60,000 pounds of debris.

"Things that people dump -- hot water heaters, shopping carts, pallets, batteries, clothing -- you name it, we'll find it in the river," Doug Taylor of the San Diego River Park Foundation said.

The San Diego River is on the Environmental Protection Agency's list of the most polluted rivers in America.

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