Volunteers spend morning cleaning White River

WTHR/Meredith Juliet
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FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) - For 25 years, volunteers have spent a Saturday morning cleaning the White River.

"We've found old dolls, we've found motorcycles, we've found washing machines, we've found just everything," says John Thomas, the Stormwater Administrator for the City of Carmel.

Cities in Hamilton County work to cleanup the White River. The City of Carmel and the City of Fishers hold a joint event, while City of Noblesville holds their own cleanup several miles north along the river.

Organizers say, after doing it for more than two decades they find fewer big items in the river each year but still collect a lot of trash.

Canoes on White River in Hamilton County, Sept. 14, 2019. (WTHR/Meredith Juliet)

"We usually get at least a dump truck full and that's just here at our location, Noblesville gets a lot as well," Thomas says. "But again we've really done a good job through the years getting everything cleaned up so a lot of the bigger stuff is gone."

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