The event is organized by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Grand Haven Area Jaycees.
Brock Rodgers, coordinator for the event with the Jaycees, said there was also a lot of cigarette butts, packaging, plastics and water bottles collected along the waterways.
Almost 300 volunteers spread out to 23 pre-selected sites
"I found a bottle cap," exlaimed 6-year-old Rebecca Hornacek, as she walked along the South Channel of the Grand River on Harbor Island with her mother, Rori Hornacek.
"I found a lighter, said her friend, Hunter Hodge, 9, who was escorted by Annie Nurski.
Volunteers at Riverside Park in Robinson Township already had a pile of tires early in the game.
Piles of garbage bags and trash lined along the roads in the Harbor Island area will be picked up by the City of Grand Haven on Monday, Rodgers said.
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