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Tucson Clean and Beautiful volunteers celebrate a year's plus work of picking up trash

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 20:33:00-04

TUCSON, Ariz - Volunteers celebrated a new sign that was put up in their honor on Saturday morning.

The volunteers celebrated at the Arcadia wash between Speedway Boulevard and 5th Street.

Marie Olson a volunteer for Tucson Clean and Beautiful dedicated time to pick up trash piling up in the wash.

Marie Olson Tucson clean and beautiful volunteer says "There are not as many hired people as you would think to clean up the cit. Most of it is done by volunteer work."

Olson and nine other volunteers spent the last year and a half picking up trash in that wash.

She says they have filled over 150 big trash bags weighing 30 pounds per bag, totaling close to 5,000 pounds of trash.

For more information about Tucson Clean and Beautiful or to become a volunteer, go here.