Florida waterway cleanup removes 18.6 tons of trash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - On Saturday, more than 1,180 volunteers came by land and in 60 boats to participate in the 34th Annual Waterway Cleanup presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District.

According to the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, which organized the event, volunteers at 24 sites successfully removed 18.6 tons of trash from Broward's waterways, rivers and canals.
"We are very proud of the strong effort put forth by Waterway Cleanup volunteers across Broward County today," said Melanie Daily, PR & Events Coordinator for MIASF. "Despite some scattered showers we still had a great turnout and a successful clean-up, which is a testament to the dedication of our hardworking volunteers."
The most unusual items found at this year's event were a submerged parking meter and a shopping cart from the defunct department store chain Jefferson Ward.

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