Updated: Friday, 02 Sep 2011, 6:19 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 02 Sep 2011, 2:58 PM CDT
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Dog River residents hope the heavy rain doesn't bring in more than a high tide.
"Most of the time with the heavy rain, you see little islands of trash, and it is heart breaking because it ends up in everyone's yards," said Kennedy.
Plastic cups, paper and all sorts of trash littered the river recently. Jayne Kennedy said seeing the occurrence can be a life lesson for kids.
"[It] lets me know as a school teacher, we should be teaching our children because a lot of what I pick up are snack bags and juice boxes," said Kennedy. "We try to pick up what we can because some of it goes to the Bay."
A preservation group has formed called the Dog River Clear Water Revival to keep it trash free. It's working towards installing a litter trap so the river doesn't flood with garbage again.