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Nonprofit group removes 1,400 pounds of aquatic litter from local creek

This cleanup was organized by Tennessee Riverkeeper. The group went out and picked up over a thousand pounds of litter along Brush Creek located in Decatur.

DECATUR, Ala. — Pollution is an everlasting problem in our world.

Instead of having the topic divide us, working together to clean up litter, could unite us. 

The founder of Riverkeeper says that keeping water clean is a unifying issue that we must all face.  

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"I think in our divided country we ought to be looking at issues that unite us and in my opinion, water is one of the most unifying issues. Every single person needs clean water, we all have to drink clean water, we all have to bathe in it, we use it for cooking. It doesn't matter whether you're republican or democrat or libertarian, or rich or poor, or black or white, this is an issue that unites us all," said David Whiteside, Founder of Tennessee Riverkeeper.

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To learn more about how you can get involved in the next cleanup event, visit the organization's website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on when the next cleanup will be. 

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