A local effort to clean up an area river is showing great results.
Volunteers helped clean up the Ottawa river from Cool road on the east, to Elm street on the west.
The clean up effort is made possible through the city of Lima, the Ottawa River Coalition, keep Allen County Beautiful and LACNIP.
Event organizer Connie Miller says this annual effort goes a long way to keeping the river from being polluted with trash.
More than 250 volunteers signed up for this year's Ottawa river cleanup effort.