Read Volunteers pick up after locals, migrants, written by the Chronicle’s Curt Prendergast and published by the Nogales International:
“Bright-blue trash bags dotted the Santa Cruz River on Saturday morning as more than 120 volunteers cleaned up the river south of Rio Rico.
The cleanup was organized by Friends of the Santa Cruz River (FOSCR) and sponsored by the Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and Rio Rico Properties. The 123 volunteers, who ranged from Green Valley retirees to a Tucson-based Boy Scout troop, packed everything from disintegrating sofas to empty water bottles into two dumpsters donated by Santa Cruz County.
David Burkett, a lawyer, came all the way from Scottsdale to pitch in.
“I spend a lot of time in the desert,” he said. “It’s time to give back.” [Read more]