Volunteers to clean up Del. coastline

September 17, 2011 6:09:52 AM PDT
Volunteers will be spending the day cleaning up the Delaware coast.

Saturday is the 26th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup. Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is organizing the event, which will take place at more than 40 sites along the state's 97-mile coastline as well as rivers and wetlands.

Last year about 2,500 volunteers collected nearly 9.5 tons of trash from sites along Delaware's coast. Some of the more unusual finds included a bridesmaid dress, a Christmas wreath, a watermelon and a whale bone.