In spite of a rain forecast 7 volunteers turned out for today’s Arakawa River clean up at Funabori and collected 72 bags of trash (52 actual bags and about 20 bags equivalent of the large items.). It was basically two TRF regulars (me and Kiyoko) and 5 people from an international intern organization, CRCC. Heavy rain in the morning prevented preparation work so we moved to Plan B or cleaning next to the Funaboribashi bridge so that we could take cover and work could be done under the bridge in case of rain but there was only light drizzle in the afternoon. The target area was basically a trash dump left by several homeless people and most of today’s work was just cleaning up around the edges. There is still about 500 or so bags of trash to take from this trash mound which is only meters from the river.
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.