Volunteers tackled Little Hunting Creek in Mount Vernon Saturday with a day-long cleanup that netted dozens of shopping carts, household items and mounds of trash from the polluted waterway.
Some wore waders, and others balanced delicately on rocks or by the creekside to pluck trash from the creek. The creek flows out of Huntley Meadows Park and through the Mount Vernon District before eventually emptying into the Potomac River.
Aside from containing trash, the creek also carries toxic pollutants.
This article was originally published on April 15, 2012.