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      Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful recaps progress in past year

      87,000 volunteer hours were logged over the past year to help clean up trash in Albany.

      / Cody Long

      87,000 volunteer hours were logged over the past year to help clean up trash in Albany.

      Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful (KADB) Executive Director Judy Bowles says the city saw more than 2,000 volunteers for Stash the Trash. Bowles says 5,400 pounds of trash was collected in and along the Flint River during KADB's Rivers Alive event, which was just a time frame of four hours.

      Bowles credits the progress over the past year to the citizens of Albany.

      "They care about how the community looks," Bowles said. "They've bought into the program. Everything my office does improves our environment."

      Albany recently brought home a first place award at the Keep America Beautiful conference.

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