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A Litter Bit Better Kicks Off Saturday

Updated: 04/20/2014 6:58 AM
Created: 04/19/2014 10:19 PM KAALtv.com
By: Hannah Tran

(ABC 6 News) -- It's a program aimed at making Rochester cleaner -- the "Litter Bit Better" campaign.

Over the years, volunteers have picked up more than 83-tons of litter in the city. And now that program is back for the eighth year.

One local family gave their time to lessen the litter today, "We want to help keep Rochester clean.", Biverland Malibago is among hundreds of volunteers who are picking up trash bit by bit to make litter a little less visible for a litter-free environment.

The Litter Bit Better program aims to improve the livability of Rochester by reversing pollution.

Volunteers can go alone, with an organization, or as a family.

The sole purpose of this week-long event is to not only remove trash from the landscape, but to discourage littering altogether by maintaining clean parks and playgrounds.

For this group of volunteers, those lessons have already trickled down the family tree for generations to come. 

This year's event runs from April 19 to 26. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up and pick up a day this week.  Go to www.rneighbors.org  for more information and to sign-up. 

A Litter Bit Better Campaign kicked off today in Rochester.