ACW August Newsletter - Found: Amazing Jazz Bands at Tireless Cleanup

by Theresa Smith

Our latest Tireless Friday on the South Side at 4th Street brought out more than 30 volunteers. We took several volunteers across the Monongahela to clean up the Mon Wharf area, where they collected more than ten bags of trash and an industrial refrigerator door. A large tv was also found along the South Side bank. Thanks to our partners, Friends of the Riverfront, volunteers also picked up trash, removed knotweed, and performed tree maintenance along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.

Afterwards, volunteers enjoyed an after party with pizza and entertainment from two Center of Life (COL) youth jazz bands. The bands performed songs in front of their families and volunteers and sounded amazing! We had multiple trail users briefly stopping to listen in. Thanks for coming out to play for us!

Overall, more than 20 bags of trash and 100 pounds of scrap metal were collected in just a few hours. We appreciate all the volunteers who spent their Friday evening to help us clean both the rivers and the trails.