Three volunteers turned out for Saturday’s Edogawa River clean up event and collected 10 bags of trash. The weather was beautiful, not too hot, some cloud cover and nice breezes coming off Tokyo Bay. But collection was limited by the small number of participants and a rising tide that made access to areas further upstream not possible. Our new recruitment sign (written by Reiko-san and later revised and design added by Kiyoko-san) debuted on this day and the next day on the Arakawa. Special thanks to Takada-san who came early and Reiko-san for leading this event as well as another Edogawa regular, Koyama-san, all three who have provided invaluable support to our efforts on the Edogawa for a long time. Otsukaresama!
It was a big turnout on the Arakawa Saturday led by David and Miki with 12 volunteers ...
Tokyo River Friends was founded in early 2017 by members of Jambo International in order to focus on regular monthly clean ups of Tokyo area rivers, which was an expansion of several clean up events per year that Jambo had been doing for two decades as part of its broader environmental activities.