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Clothing, blankets and a pile of propane tanks: See what a Chester Creek cleanup yielded

Quantum Spatial employees, family and friends cleaned up Chester Creek between Davenport Fields and Sitka Park in Anchorage on Saturday. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

A portion of Chester Creek is much cleaner after around 30 people spent Saturday morning pulling trash from the creek and the banks.

Leeanne Mercier steps across a channel during Saturday’s cleanup. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Quantum Spatial has been cleaning the creek between Davenport Fields and Sitka Park for three years.

Some of the trash collected Saturday. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

They found half of a "Transformers" poster, and a denim shirt and jeans that they said looked like they had been ripped by a bear. A water-logged sleeping bag and blanket, and at least six needles were added to the haul.

Silas Sanchez, Diego Sanchez and Stuart Sanchez look for trash during Saturday’s Chester Creek cleanup. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Stuart Sanchez and Elizabeth Redmond help Silas Sanchez over a log. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

The biggest find was a whole pile of propane tanks, enough to barbecue your salmon for years to come.

A pile of propane tanks was pulled out from near Chester Creek on Saturday. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
(Bob Hallinen / ADN)

As the group headed back to their cars along the creekside trail, passing runners and bikers thanked them for cleaning up the creek.

Quantum Spatial employees, family and friends cleaned up Chester Creek between Davenport Fields and Sitka Park in Anchorage. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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