BOISE -- Several hundred volunteers were spread along the Boise River from Boise to Caldwell as part of the 11th annual Boise River Sweep Saturday afternoon.

What started as just a few community groups and less than a hundred people is now Treasure Valley wide.

The hard work of volunteers is paying off as year after year volunteers are finding less trash.

The program relies heavily on volunteers.

It's vital that this project has volunteers to do that and we are lucky enough that we get over 500 volunteers yearly to come out and do that, said City of Boise Coordinator Amy Hughes.

In the past, volunteers have removed everything from aluminum cans to furniture and even shopping carts.

This year's planning committee includes the Partners for Clean Water, the City of Boise, the City of Caldwell, as well as many other sponsors.

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