SUNBURY - The Susquehanna River Cleanup Project (SRCP) needs volunteers for its spring outing May 3.

Volunteers will meet at the Sunbury Amphitheater and clean the banks of the river from Sunbury to Lewisburg. Helpers are needed for trash pick-up, river guides, boaters and group leaders. Musicians are also needed for a celebration concert at the Sunbury Riverfront Amphitheater at 3 p.m. The concert will be free and open to the public.

Last year, more than 100 volunteers helped to collect 6,000 pounds of garbage, most of which was recycled, according to a press release from SRCP.

"I got involved with SRCP because I love living on the river and enjoy all it has to offer, from the beauty of seeing it on my drive to work, to boating and kayaking in the summer," said Faith Kroggel, volunteer and member of the River Cleanup Planning Committee. "As a resident of the area, I want to help keep the river beautiful so that we all can continue to enjoy all the beauty it brings. That's what makes the cleanup so special: It's people who love and enjoy the river every day that are also helping to take care of it."

The Susquehanna River Cleanup Project began as a group of friends concerned about the health of the Susquehanna River, especially after extensive flooding in 2011. SRCP is a nonprofit community and volunteer-centered organization based around the central Susquehanna River Valley and counts on sponsors to provide funding and equipment for the day-long cleanup.

For more information, go to www.susquehannacleanup.com or contact Zach Stotter at (570) 809-0591 or susqrivercleanupproject@gmail.com.