Some Michiana residents were up bright and early Saturday morning making the area’s biggest natural asset beautiful again.
The Friends of the St. Joseph River put on a river cleanup Saturday morning. Every year, people come out to pick up trash and twigs, so that spring vegetation can grow.
Families often get involved to help out and spend time together.
"I like doing stuff for the environment,” said Gabby Behr, a freshman at Clay High School. "I think making a difference is important to me. I always want to do something that is important or helpful."
“I think the St. Joe river is the biggest asset that we have in South Bend and Mishawaka, and any time that we can help clean it up instead of polluting it or making it worse, it's all the better,” said Dave Behr, Gabby’s father.
The St. Joseph River is 210 miles long, and one of the few in the world to flow northward. There are 2,000 miles of tributaries that empty into the river.