Volunteers who cleaned up the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs found everything from flip flops to a computer monitor hiding in the water.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today newspaper reports that volunteers helped clean up the river in order to help mitigate the impact of recreation on the water. The river ranger program removes trash while city officials are working to educate the public on good practices.
During the cleanup after the bust Fourth of July, volunteers removed 324 aluminum cans, 246 cigarette butts, 231 water bottles, 115 flip flops, 54 unopened beers, 39 T-shirts, 18 sandbags, 13 large liquor bottles and several shotgun shells from the waterway. Street signs and underwear were also found in the water.