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High School Students Clean Up Wisconsin River


The Wisconsin River is looking much cleaner today after hundreds of students came together to pick up trash.

It was all part of the 15th annual Wisconsin River Clean-Up.
Students from nine area high schools climbed into boats and picked up trash and debris from the water and the shoreline.
In the past, students have collected more than 4 tons of debris.
That includes some unusual items.

"We have had everything from toppers on trucks to coolers to picnic tables. One year somebody dropped half a roof off with shingles and that was awful hard to pick up." says event organizer Todd Fischer.

As many as 300 students participated in the clean-up event.


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