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AUSTIN, Minn. — A local organization is giving you the chance to get out and lend a hand to help Mother Nature, as part of the “Adopt-A-River” program.

It’s put on by the Cedar River Watershed District in Austin.

Groups of people gather at certain points on the river and remove trash and other garbage from the water.

It’s a chance for people to help out and make a difference.

“We’ve a long gap where things have been thrown into the river and nobody has cleaned them up before,” CRWD Resource Specialist Justin Hanson said. “So, we’re catching up with some of those things and we are making a difference.”

Last year, more than 50 volunteers removed thousands of pounds of trash and more than 150 tires from the river.

If you would like to help, you can contact the Cedar River Watershed District.

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