Sixteen volunteers turned out for today’s Arakawa River Clean Up event and collected 128 bags of trash (108 actual bags + roughly equivalent of 20 bags of large unbagged items). It was a bit cold for March, but not too bad. We tried out a new grass cutter for the first time on this stretch of river and it worked like a charm. The entire cleaning area could be cut within 2 hours and made all the trash accessible. Without the grass cutter we could not have gotten this trash, so I think it will become a regular feature at future events.