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Boy Removes 2,215 Pounds of Waste from California River

Two TV monitors, 17 syringes, two tires, hundreds of tennis balls and thousands of bottles and cans were some of the items removed.

Daniel James Woodbury, a 12-year-old Petaluma, Calif., resident and sixth-grade student at Live Oak Charter School, chose to clean out waste from the Petaluma River for his community service assignment for school.

Over the duration of three months, Daniel removed 2,215 pounds of waste from the river, including 17 syringes, two TV monitors, two tires, hundreds of tennis balls and thousands of bottles and cans.

The Press Democrat has more information:

When it came time for Live Oak Charter School student DJ Woodbury to pick a project for his sixth-grade community service assignment, it didn’t take long for him to focus on the Petaluma River.

Woodbury, 12, spends time on the river with his dad, David Woodbury, 58, fishing, checking out swans or otherwise puttering along the water in their 16-foot aluminum boat.

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