Today’s Arakawa River clean up event was led by Kiyoko Tanaka. Including the sodai gomi it was a 26-bag event. Participants were able to give the notorious dirty angle a much needed cleaning. I’m quoting her recap below.
Weekend eco-warrior act @ Funabori: I lead today’s event, worked with 7 other volunteers, collected 22+ bags and some of oversized garbage. It had been a great weather but unexpectedly hot, so we decided to finish up earlier to avoid getting a heat stroke. I ran my battery out soon because of an extra task of coming to the Funabori station to meet up.
It was another “power event” on the Arakawa with at least 30 volunteers–so ...
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.