Ten volunteers turned out for today’s Tamagawa River clean up event just across from Haenda Airoprt and collected 48 bags of trash. It was beautiful weather for January and a great effort made by a mix of regulars and newcomers. Also, a bit unusual turnout as it was an all-foreigner team today (4 Americans, 2 French, 1 Malaysian, 1 Indonesian, 1 Indian, 1 Briton). There was a huge volume of trash, but access was difficult due to the high grass, which we can’t cut. (The Tamagawa is a designated nature preserve area). Then at least 45 min. of the collection time was spent moving the bags up the embankment and about 300 meters to a public road for collection, so there was less time for bagging the trash. Minasan otsukaresama!
This is a double-header weekend – Day one completed yesterday with a good results in both ...
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.