Group of volunteers gather to clean up Rio Grande

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Some volunteers weren’t afraid to get their feet wet and their hands dirty to make the Rio Grande a cleaner place.

One of the organizers says it started spontaneously when he and his friends were hiking by the river and noticed trash in the water.

They waded in and found themselves hauling far more trash out of the water than they could carry. So they took to Facebook to find more volunteers and Sunday the group held their third official clean-up day.

The group is called “Action Over Talk” and its mission is to address problems by getting out into the community and doing something rather than simply talking. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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