Clean up on the Cape Fear River for Earth Day

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — People throughout the community in the Cape Fear got together for Earth Day to give back to the Earth. The group, Wilmington stop GenX in our water, held their own cleanup day.

The purpose of the Earth Day clean up was to gather community members, elected officials, businesses and students to clean up the Cape Fear River. They hosted the event at Dram Tree Park to welcome all members of the community. The group hopes people will make an effort to keep the earth clean all year round.

“As citizens we can stop littering and polluting as well. Not just on earth day but any other day, you know, we can do our parts in recycling and you know keeping our eco-steps as small as possible as well,” co-founder of the group Beth Markesino said.

Markesino said many people in the community reached out and asked the cleanup not happen at Hugh Macrae Park due to the history behind the location.

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