SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —  As part of Coastal Cleanup Day, volunteers from around Sacramento gathered to remove trash and debris from the American River Parkway.

(source: American River Parkway Foundation)

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According to the American River Parkway Foundation, a total of 1,226 volunteers removed more than 20,176 pounds of trash from the parkway in just three hours.

(source: American River Parkway Foundation)

Volunteers ranged from children to Sacramento State students.

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(source: American River Parkway Foundation)

The cleanup was part of a larger statewide effort to clean up the California coast.

(source: American River Parkway Foundation)

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According to the California Coastal Commission, about 53,000 volunteers gathered across the state to pick up approximately 734,606 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches and inland waterways.