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)

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.

(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)

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.