Volunteers are working on a two-mile stretch of the Great River Road, picking up trash in honor of America's National Day of Service. After meeting at the Clifton Terrace Park, a mile upstream and a mile downstream will be cleaned up by those that hope to pitch in and honor the spirit of today, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's birthday.

The Sierra Club's Christine Favilla says volunteers will concentrate on an area that is very visible to visitors.

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The Sierra Club is one of several organizations that conducts clean-ups throughout the year on the Great River Road, which is designated a part of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Check in at the park is at 8:45, and that's when you pick up your safety vests, work gloves, trash bags and snacks. Volunteers are responsible for providing their own layers of warm clothing and reusable water bottles.