Animas River cleanup

“This river is so valuable to our way of life,” said Ty Churchwell of Five Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Churchwell said more than 30 volunteers combed both sides of the Animas River on Saturday from the 32nd Street bridge to Dallabetta Park picking up garbage. Barbara and Greg Martin volunteer between the Ninth Street bridge and the U.S. Highway 160 bridge, a stretch of the river whose banks Trout Unlimited rehabilitated several years ago, Churchwell said. Enlarge photo

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

“This river is so valuable to our way of life,” said Ty Churchwell of Five Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Churchwell said more than 30 volunteers combed both sides of the Animas River on Saturday from the 32nd Street bridge to Dallabetta Park picking up garbage. Barbara and Greg Martin volunteer between the Ninth Street bridge and the U.S. Highway 160 bridge, a stretch of the river whose banks Trout Unlimited rehabilitated several years ago, Churchwell said.