Volunteers Clean, Beautify Fort Wayne Rivers

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

May 4, 2013 Updated May 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – The "Friends of the Parks of Allen County" teamed up with a group of volunteers to help clean up trees, trash and debris that litters the riverbanks.

Revealing the beauty of Fort Wayne’s rivers—that's what a group of residents did Saturday morning. They focused on the main three rivers in downtown Fort Wayne: the Maumee, the Saint Joe, and the Saint Mary’s.

The group also removed underbrush and invasive species so people can actually see the rivers, “to clear out those views so that people who are driving through downtown across the bridges, riding along the Greenway, can start to get views of the river and appreciate that as we move forward to the riverfront study that the Planning Department is working on right now,” said Alec Johnson with Friends of the Parks of Allen County.

Some of the cleaning locations involved Headwaters Park West, the Harrison Street Bridge, and the area in front of the water filtration plant.

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