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COX Teaming up to cleanup the St. Johns River

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Updated: 11/23/2013 11:51 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Volunteers from area COX Media Partners are teaming up to clean up the St. Johns River.

Action News along with area COX media partners volunteered to pick up trash at Blue Cypress Park in Arlington Saturday. It's part of the COX initiative to keep rivers across America clean. "This is what we're leaving for our future generations, make sure we're doing our part to make a difference," said Jamie Buck-Vance, Corporate Responsibility Senior Manager, COX Enterprises.

Volunteers filled several bags with trash like knives, soda bottles and even a baby gate. Peter Roquemore with American Rivers says all of the times are dangerous for the environment. "It's beneficial to the river and community because there is a lot of trash in the river. That actually gets eaten by wildlife and can do damage to the river."

Jacksonville's cleanup is just one of four river cleanups COX Conserves is doing across the country.

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