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"Renew our Rivers Black Warrior River" cleanup underway

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The Black Warrior River in central Alabama could be looking a lot cleaner after today.

The first “Renew Our Rivers Black Warrior River” campaign kicked off today. Thirty two river cleanup events are planned this year and will continue throughout November on the Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Mobile and Tallapoosa rivers.

Lee Quinn is with the SGA environmental affairs at the University of Alabama. The student group is teaming up with local businesses for the project.  He says the cleanup will be beneficial to the River Walk area in Tuscaloosa…

“The river could be more of an asset to the river walk and may not be as polluted as you may or may not be aware," Quinn says. "But the majority of the pollution is not caused from trash spills so it would be intellectually dishonest to say that we are truly helping a lot of the pollution but we are definitely making an aesthetic impact and a community impact.”

The next clean up event will be October sixth at Smith Lake near Cullman.

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