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River Life Foundation reaches goal of clearing 100,000 lbs. of trash from Fortuna

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FORTUNA- As of Friday, more than 1,000 lbs. of trash have been removed from Fortuna over the last six years, thanks to the River Life Foundation.

The non-profit organization cleans river bars throughout the Fortuna area as part of its mission.  The organization also provides outreach meals to the homeless of the city.  On Friday, River Life Foundation reached its goal of clearing 100,000 lbs. of trash from the Friendly City, after removing more than 2,000 lbs. of waste from behind Redwood Village Shopping Center.

"All this affects the environment.  There's a creek right below this and all of this is running into that creek, and that creek goes into the river and then the river goes into the ocean and if we can lessen the impact of that, that's just awesome.  To hit the number of 100,000 lbs. of trash we've cleaned up in 26 cleanups, that's huge. That's huge and making a huge difference here in the Eel River Valley," said Sean Swanson, the founder of River Life Foundation.

The volunteer organization has also helped more than 80 homeless people find work or reconnect with their families.