Milwaukee River Cleanup 04-26-14
Photos by John Ehlke
Nick Hunt of West Bend holds a candy cane decoration found in a stream along the Milwaukee River while cleaning up the Milwaukee River in West Bend on Saturday morning. Hunt has been helping clean the Milwaukee River for the past three years after going back to school at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County.  Hundreds of volunteers including Hunt and his daughters, Clara and Elly, helped clean up the areas surrounding the Milwaukee River spanning from Kewaskum through downtown Milwaukee. A volunteer grabs some gloves before the opening remarks for the cleaning of the Milwaukee River in West Bend on Saturday morning. Hundreds of volunteers helped clean up the areas surrounding the Milwaukee River spanning from Kewaskum through downtown Milwaukee. University of Wisconsin-Washington County professor Wayne Schaefer of West Bend gives instructions to his volunteers before cleaning up the Milwaukee River in West Bend on Saturday morning. Hundreds of volunteers helped clean up the areas surrounding the Milwaukee River spanning from Kewaskum through downtown Milwaukee. <br/><br/> Different designed rain boats belonging to volunteers before cleaning up the Milwaukee River in West Bend on Saturday morning. Hundreds of volunteers helped clean up the areas surrounding the Milwaukee River spanning from Kewaskum through downtown Milwaukee. Roberta Schoofs of Kewaskum looks around a marsh while cleaning up the Milwaukee River in West Bend on Saturday morning. Schoofs said she found an MP3 player and numerous cigarette buds and beer bottles in the area.  Hundreds of volunteers helped clean up the areas surrounding the Milwaukee River spanning from Kewaskum through downtown Milwaukee. Nick Hunt of West Bend shows off a tracker wheel he found while cleaning up the Milwaukee River in West Bend on Saturday morning. Hunt has been helping clean the Milwaukee River for the past three years after going back to school at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County.  Hundreds of volunteers including Hunt and his daughters, Clara and Elly, helped clean up the areas surrounding the Milwaukee River spanning from Kewaskum through downtown Milwaukee. Elly Hunt, 8, of West Bend finds her fourth frisbee disc  while cleaning up the Milwaukee River with her sister Clara, 14, and father, Nick,  in West Bend on Saturday morning. Nick Hunt has been helping clean the Milwaukee River for the past three years after going back to school at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County.  Hundreds of volunteers including the Hunts  helped clean up the areas surrounding the Milwaukee River spanning from Kewaskum through downtown Milwaukee.
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