Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful hosted its annual Truckee River Cleanup Day on Sept. 29 with more than 600 people in attendance. According to a statement from KTMB, volunteers cleared more than 13 tons of garbage from the river.
Volunteers on kayaks and members of the Truckee River Flyfishers also pulled out items such as shopping carts and tires from the river.
“Park staff report, due to an increase in park usage, the amount of litter in area parks has increased,” the statement read. The statement went on to encourage the community to be more aware of litter.
Volunteers cleaned more than 20 miles of the river from Crystal Peak Park in Reno to Lockwood Park in Sparks.