Pick up America

3:40pm

Thu November 8, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

On the road to a litter-free environment

Jeff Chen, founder of Pick up America speaks with volunteers cleaning up the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline.
Laura Flynn

It’s a cool gray morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland, California. Over 80 volunteers are working along the shoreline picking up trash, pulling out non-native plants, and preparing to restore it to its natural state.

“You would think that you would find like bottles and plastic and stuff, but we found a lot of these white tops. I guess they were like black and mild tops,” says Nneka Anyanwu student from Skyline High School in Oakland.

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