Last year the National Beach and Riverways Cleanup saw over 260 volunteers join in this nationwide effort. This year we are happy to report that 598 participants volunteered their time to this National, or better yet, International effort. Despite that the Data Card information came in slowly, I’m glad to inform you of the progress of this once a year event. The event went as scheduled on Saturday September 24th countrywide. It was held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Groups gathered at their worksites a little late due to the rainy weather conditions. Others decided to cleanup the week after. But nonetheless the enthusiastic participants were out in matching attire to fulfill their obligations to keep our waterways cleaner.