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Volunteers pick up trash along Westfield River

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Spring weather means outdoor cleaning.  Volunteers from all over western Massachusetts pitched in Saturday for their annual spring river cleanup. 

Piles of trash and large debris were removed from various rivers and streams in the Westfield River Watershed.

In Agawam, volunteers collected more than 20 bags of garbage.

"We have found metal frames, a tire, a lot of trash from convenience stores, fast food, sharps, metal pieces of a lounge," said William Rose from the Westfield River Watershed Association  

"We're cleaning up the area so that it doesn't look terrible, good for the environment and also gets the people out," Rose added.

Two groups of volunteers were collecting trash for more than three hours this morning. This annual spring cleanup is hosted by the Westfield River Watershed Council.

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