I took the family on a stream cleaning adventure today. First time for them but I have participated in it many times. The parks department gathers volunteers every year to go around and clean local streams, you wouldn't believe the amount of trash that can accumulate.
This year they did something different that was cool. they had some local welders that stayed back at the park. If we found any large metal objects we brought them back and they welded them into trash art for the parks. Pretty cool if you ask me they actually made up some great stuff, sorry no pics my camera battery was dead.
Last year there was about a 100 of us and we collected about 5000 lbs of trash this year there was roughly 200 people so lets hope we can double the trash accumulation as well.
Good time though, the kids actually helped out quite a bit I was surprised. they were actually having fun. Which is good since they are 4 and 8. But at least I'm teaching them to take care of their Earth early.