Volunteers Clean-up at Kennewick Waterfront



A large group of volunteers joined hands with the Port of Kennewick today to do some much needed cleanup on city's waterfront revitalization project.


The group, called Day of Service, is a community-wide group helping out at different clean-up projects in the Tri-Cities area.  Most of the volunteers are affiliated out of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.


Starting early this morning, about 55 people worked alongside several Port of Kennewick staff removing debris.


The better part of today will be spent removing the concrete pads from the foundations at Willows Trailer Park right next to Duffy's Pond on Clover Island Drive. 


The concrete removed today filled at least 15 large dump trucks.  The recycled concrete will be moved to a local recycling yard.


Port of Kennewick spokesperson, Tana Bader Inglema said, "The cost of this work will save taxpayers money, as well as keeping some of the debris removed from going into a landfill."


This is the third community driven volunteer project to clean up the Columbia Drive waterfront.


Inglema said the Port will have exact dollar figures early next week.