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Volunteers collect 100 pounds of trash, and one metal folding chair, from Holmes Run

Volunteers helping to clean Holmes Run (image via Transportation & Environmental Services)

A small but dedicated team of volunteers spent last Saturday clearing trash from Holmes Run near the Charles Beatley Library.

The City of Alexandria celebrated twelve volunteers who helped in the “first annual National Stormwater Day” cleanup.

“Twelve volunteers donated their time to help pick up trash from a portion of Holmes Run behind Charles Beatley Library,” the release said. “A total of 13 bags were collected, weighing approximately 65-100 pounds.”

The release said most of what was recovered from the creek was glass and plastic.

“The bags were filled with a variety of items, most commonly glass and plastic bottles,” the release said. “The most interesting item picked was a metal folding chair.”

More stream cleanup events are planned throughout 2024.

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