GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids' greatest natural resource is looking a lot cleaner after hundreds of volunteers pitched in to clean up the Grand River.
An estimated 800 volunteers gathered Saturday morning along the banks of the Grand River and its tributaries, picking up trash that washed into the water in Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Walker, and Grandville.
It was the 10th year for the Mayors' Grand River Clean-up and in the past decade, volunteers have collected more than 100,000 pounds of refuse and beautified 30 miles of the river and its tributaries.
"We're part of the Grand Valley Nurses' Association and we care about people, but also the environment, so that's why we took part in this," said Elliot Mulder, a GVSU volunteer.
Along with cleaning up the Grand River, volunteers also collected trash along the banks of the Thornapple River this morning... And Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon.