Five volunteers (2 Americans, 1 Briton, 1 Frenchwoman and 1 Malaysian) turned out for today’s Arakawa River clean up at Funabori and collected 37 bags of trash. We had cleaned this area many times, so a lot of the bigger items had already been taken, so a lot of smaller pieces were taken today. But there were still quite a few PET bottles around the edges. The weather was cool and we just beat out a forecasted rainfall that came in right on schedule at 18:00.
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.