Volunteers wade through trash to tidy Lake Ray Hubbard

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by DEBBIE DENMON

WFAA

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 6:23 AM

LAKE RAY HUBBARD — An unslightly trash buildup at Lake Ray Hubbard may have met its match on Sunday.

Every time it storms, trash washes up on the banks of the lake northeast of Dallas. So more than three dozen volunteers from the International We Love U Foundation met to do a dirty job.

Armed with paint buckets and plastic bags, they waded waist-deep on a crusade to clean up as much litter as possible.

"Our purpose is to cope with the climate change," said Joseph Molina. "Trash like this is affecting our climate around the world, and it's a global problem. So even doing cleanups like this, we hope to inspire the neighbors and the people in the community to take action, and to share the love."

Their haul included plastic bottles and cups, cans, cups, sporting equipment — and even part of a highway sign.

The group targeted Lake Ray Hubbard after seeing the trash piling up in a report on WFAA. They joined more than a million volunteers from 150 countries.

E-mail ddenmon@wfaa.com

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