More than 3,500 volunteers fanned out over miles of the Milwaukee River basin for the 21st Annual Spring River Cleanup. The volunteers worked to remove tons of trash from the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River watersheds. Armed with audio recorders, journalism students chronicled the cleanup.
Brandon Anderegg covered Estabrook Park:
Sabrina Johnkins caught up with high school students pitching in:
Monica Skipper talked with the Milwaukee Riverkeeper about the popularity of the Earth Week event: