Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss teamed up with the West Michigan Environmental Action Council to help clean up the Grand River and the areas around it this weekend.

According to the mayor's Facebook page, hundreds of volunteers came out and worked to get trash out of the river and from alongside it.

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For the first time, Seeds of Promise was also involved in the clean up. Volunteers from that group helped clean up trash along roads and storm drains. That way, the trash never makes it into the river in the first place.

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