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Kayaker's quest for a cleaner river

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RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday morning, people from all over the area came to Richland for a cleanup effort at Bateman Island and Wye Park, organized by WSU. 

While the majority took to the trails to pick up water bottles, beer cans, and more, Art Kelly, one man involved in the cleanup, took to the water. In his kayak, Art floated along the Columbia River, picking up trash that was unreachable from dry land. 

Art's goal, he told KNDU, is, "To ensure that the environment is left intact, as much as we have found it."

Art also encouraged people to respect the environment by throwing away trash and recycling when they can.