EUGENE, Ore. -- An environmental advocacy group held a riverfront cleanup event near the Frohnmayer Bridge by Autzen Stadium on Thursday, and it was all part of the nonprofit's "Wildlife Over Waste" campaign.
Environment Oregon Eugene organized this cleanup to advocate for a cleaner environment and act as an example to the rest of the community.
Generally the group stands up for issues surrounding clean air, clean water and reducing pollution. Recently they fought for House Bill 2883, which would ban single-use styrofoam from the city and hopefully the rest of the state. The bill failed to pass this month.
Jared Coffin, a director for Environment Oregon Eugene, hopes that the group's actions will bring the community together as one.
"I just want to see the community come together," said Coffin. "I just want to see people that don't necessarily agree on issues to actually just get together on an issue that we do agree on and actually act together."
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