On October 31, 2017, a group of volunteers cleaned up the parks, playgrounds, trails, and riverbanks on North Street near the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville. In just two hours we collected seven full bags of trash and litter, including over 40 plastic shopping and grocery bags! We also found a lot of recyclable bottles, foam packaging, and food wrappers. We were amazed at the number of plastic bags we found in a short period of time. We are excited to work with our neighbors to reduce plastic shopping bag pollution in Waterville and encourage others to use reusable bags.