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The 10th anniversary of the Quad Cities XStream Clean-Up is this Saturday.

Last year, Chad Pregracke's crew from Living Lands and Waters, along with hundreds of volunteers, cleaned up 47,404 lbs of trash from the Mississippi River.

Wednesday, Pregracke and friends kicked things off with a smaller scale river clean-up. Dozens of employees with John Deere helped clean-up under the I-280 bridge.

While a lot of work is typically done to clean out the river itself, the volunteers spent a lot of time in the nearby wooded area. It's because, after months of flooding, the garbage washed up hundreds of yards from the natural shoreline.

"The high water for such a long period of time really deposited a lot of stuff," Pregracke said. "There is so much stuff down here, so we'll probably have several clean-ups to really make a big difference down here."

Volunteers are still needed for this weekend's XStream Clean-Up.