Student leads group to clean up popular river hang out

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A group, organized by a VCU student, worked Saturday to clean up litter along the James River in Richmond.

Sofia Melo, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University, organized the event in an effort to give back to the community by cleaning up around Texas Beach.

“A week before this, I decided [to do this] after I got a piece of glass in my foot, from being in the river. So I decided enough is enough, and it was time to clean up the river,” Melo said.

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