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Hundreds work to clean up flooded parks

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 18:35:16-04

As communities continue to pull together after devastating flooding in sand springs, scores of volunteers turned out to help clean one of it's landmarks.

Volunteers scraped, raked, sprayed, and carried debris. Working in four-hour shifts to clean Case Community Park.

Park maintenance found dirt, litter, even fish lying about after floodwaters receded.

For 10 days floodwater tore down fences and trees, leaving acres of debris and destruction.

Sand Springs officials called for a volunteer cleanup effort to begin the recovery process, but never expected the support they received.

Ashlie Pope, Sand Springs Park Maintenance, tells us "This has been absolutely amazing, I honetsly didn't expect this many people to show up, so excited. People keep asking me what to do, and it's a great feeling that everyone's coming together for this."

Park officials say after today's efforts they will continue to monitor the condition of each area, and eventually open up different sections at a time when they're safe.

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