Over 4 Tons of Trash Removed by Volunteers in El Yunque During Clean Up Day
Author: Carolyn Krupp/Lucy Cruz
Date: April 24, 2012

Approximately 500 volunteers helped remove over 4 tons of trash from El Yunque National Forest and surrounding areas this past weekend during the Forest’s annual Clean Up Day event. With the theme of “El Yunque Clean Up Day, Volunteering Is the Way” the US Forest Service, along with key partner American Airlines, hosted the event. Over 350 volunteers participated in Saturday’s Clean Up Day in the Forest while Scuba Dogs helped to clean up areas along the Mameyes River outside the Forest boundaries. Approximately 130 volunteers assisted in cleaning the Rio Sabana Recreation Area and surroundings in Naguabo during an activity on Friday April 20.

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