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Volunteers clean up Mississippi River in Hannibal

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

A volunteer effort to clean up the Mississippi River came to Hannibal Saturday morning.

Living Lands and Water is efforting a 30 city, 5 state clean-up of the Mississippi from St. Paul Minnesota down to St. Louis, Missouri.

The group worked locally in collaboration with the Hannibal Boat Club and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Volunteers said the river is a valuable resource, so keeping it clean is crucial.

"We use the rivers from everything from transportation to food to clean drinking water. I mean there is a million reasons to keep these rivers clean," said John Bostrom. 

More than 40 volunteers came out today, but more than one thousand volunteers have given their time for the entire project.

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