Caitlind136 disclosed to 2News that she has picked up trash for the past five years. She said,
’I've been doing for it years after realizing that I had no right to complain about all the trash people dump on the ground if I don’t do anything about it.
Caitlind136 posted the photo with the caption, “Not as impressive as a whole beach but whenever I go hiking I bring a trash bag. This was the worst mess I’ve cleaned so far”
The trash floating on the Potomac has received much attention, so much so that ‘trash-skimming’ has become a highly popular volunteer opportunity.
A volunteer initiative picked out 300,000 pounds of trash from the river last year.
The Reddit-user concluded,
...It’s great that everyone is so into it in this second but just remember to continue the momentum.