JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- About a half-mile worth of trash once tangled up in one of Jacksonville's most flood prone waterways is now waiting to be picked up on the side of the road. Tree limbs tires and shopping carts were all pulled out of the McCoy's Creek on Sunday.
The creek got a fresh start in celebration of Earth Day, thanks to about 60 volunteers with the Durbin Creek Wilderness Society.
Organizer Eric Bersinger tells Action News the garbage could have been in the creek for years.
Now the group is hoping to restore McCoy's Creek's ecosystem and help prevent future flooding.
"This is about storm drainage systems, and a lot of the stuff comes off I-10 and flows to the east so a lot of it is a storm drain blockage issue," said Bersinger.
The Durbin Creek Wilderness Society hopes this is the first of many clean-ups for the flood prone area.