Even though it's was raining hundreds of people volunteered all along the Spokane River to collect garbage. The parks may be empty now that summer is over, but what's left behind may surprise you. Lots of garbage. Hundreds of volunteers combed the park and river today, picking up what visitors have carelessly discarded. A group called "Friends Of The Falls," put this cleanup operation together. In the last couple years, volunteers have cleaned up between 4 to 8 tons of garbage, and it's not always small items. Volunteers have also come across tires and Halloween costumes. With so many unique items being found, organizers decided to put the trash they collect to good use. Volunteer Carolyn Connelly says, "we decided that We wanted to have people think a little differently about trash and one of the ways we could do that is by having an interesting garbage contest. Volunteers put their most interesting items on this table, then a local artist picks the winners and make unique artistic pieces out of them.