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Hillsborough River a little cleaner thanks to out of town visitors

Lisa Lavie had a day off work. Her friend, J.D. Perez, decided to meet her in Tampa to spend a day on the water.

What the friends didn't realize is they would spend the day plucking trash from the Hillsborough River and surrounding waterways.

The couple rented the boat from eBoats at the Tampa Convention Center.

It didn't take long before they spotted the first piece floating.

Lisa instructed J.D. to move to the left and then a little to the right.

Bingo, she got it.

They repeated the exercise dozens of times and before long they had an entire bag of trash that was floating on the top of the water.