Volunteers cleaning Ala coast for 25th year
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers are getting ready for the 25th annual cleanup along Alabama's coast.
Individuals and groups have been participating in yearly cleanup days in Baldwin and Mobile counties since 1987.
This year's Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, and organizers say volunteers will likely find marshes filled with large amounts of debris left by Hurricane Isaac. There's also trash like plastic drink bottles in drainage ditches because of the heavy rainfall earlier this summer.
Organizers say more than 65,000 volunteers picked up 1.2 million pounds of trash from waterways and the coast over the first 24 years of the event.