Group cleans up garbage, discarded items along N.B.s Nashwaak River

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FREDERICTON - Dozens of people upset with the state of the Nashwaak River canoed, kayaked and motored up and down the shore Saturday to collect rusted cans, antique car parts and even a ladder and a computer monitor.
By the end of the day, they had assembled a truckload of trash near the Carleton Park dock and organizers deemed the cleanup a success.
"Things went pretty well. We had a little rain here and there, but we kept going all day," said Charlene Hodder, one of the organizers of the cleanup.
"It was crazy. There was an old bar fridge, a kitchen sink, a bunch of tires and one gigantic tank that we floated down the river actually, so it's a pretty big pile of stuff we collected."
The event was organized by the River Ridders, a group of concerned paddlers dedicated to cleaning up the Nashwaak River and the banks and shores surrounding it.
Hodder and a group of friends formed the group about two months ago after a kayaking trip down the Nashwaak brought them through one of the dirtier parts of the river.

Geographic location: N.B.s Nashwaak River, FREDERICTON, Carleton Park

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