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‘Shiver in the River’ provides opportunity to clean up the banks of the James River

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Posted at 11:39 PM, Jan 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-01 08:52:08-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The first annual "Shiver in the River" event was held Saturday. Locals decided to take a chilly dip in the James River, but only after they took part in a community clean-up.

Organizers say this time of year trash and recyclables are clearly visible on river banks and can harm nearby animals or foliage.

The clean-up started at historic Tredegar and spread to different locations.

Each person spent 60 minutes doing clean-up, which was followed by the fundraising jump.