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Volunteers help pick up trash after Carbondale's 'Polar Bear' weekend

(Source: Jesus Valenzuela, Phi Iota Alpha of SIUC) (Source: Jesus Valenzuela, Phi Iota Alpha of SIUC)
(Source: Jesus Valenzuela, Phi Iota Alpha of SIUC) (Source: Jesus Valenzuela, Phi Iota Alpha of SIUC)
(Source: Giaccomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giaccomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Jesus Valenzuela, Phi Iota Alpha of SIUC) (Source: Jesus Valenzuela, Phi Iota Alpha of SIUC)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

More than 50 volunteers helped pick up trash following the Carbondale's Polar Bear party weekend.

The event was sponsored by the non-profit group called Keep Carbondale Beautiful. The organization hosts events throughout the year involving litter pickup, recycling, community beautification and environmental education.

Several fraternities and sororities from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale helped with the event, including 16 volunteers from the Phi Iota Alpha fraternity.

"Whatever we can do to keep our community clean and our campus clean so when people outside of our campus come to visit, I mean we'll do what we can," Phi Iota Alpha member Cris Duran said.

For more information on Keep Carbondale Beautiful and to learn how you can help, click here.

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