More than 75 people hit the riverbanks in Ghent Saturday morning to remove litter and debris in the city’s first River Sweep.
Organizer Ron Walker said the volunteers filled two trailers with the bags and items they collected and there was more placed in piles at the new boat ramp to be hauled off at a later date.
“This is awesome. This is more than what I expected,” Walker said. “This is just an utter and complete success.”
He said the group used 200 garbage bags and then used more that some of the volunteers had brought with them.