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Kaw River Cleanup

Almost 100 volunteers gathered Saturday, March 11, at a remote spot along the Kaw River south of Linwood, Kan. Their purpose was to clean up about 1,000 old tires littering a sandbar. The project was organized by Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Helping out were 46 employees from AMCOR, a Lenexa plastics manufacturing plant.

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First step in the massive cleanup project was to dig the tires out of the ...

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Laura Calwell, the Kansas Riverkeeper, organized the cleanup effort. Calwell said it looked as if ...

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Several volunteers are framed by the arms of the tracked hoe operated by Dave McCowan ...

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Volunteers Ellyn Owen of Baldwin, left, and Susie Nightingale of Lawrence struggle to roll a ...

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Kyle Clark hauls tires up the riverbank to the collection point. Clark was one of ...

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Joe Montaleone of AMCOR uses a little body English to get all the way up ...

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After the tires were hauled up the hill, they were stacked ready for loading on ...

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Shortly after noon, the site was all cleaned up.

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