Wallenda Helps Clean-up After Walk

June 16, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 4:37 PM EDT

By Allen Leight

June 16, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 4:37 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) - Just a few hours after walking into the history books with his high-wire walk across Niagara Falls, Nik Wallenda returned to Terrapin Point Saturday to help clean-up the area where thousands gathered the night before.

Wallenda says he and his crew always make sure they leave an area looking how it was when they arrived.

While there, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster stopped by to award Wallenda with a key to the city. The last recipiant of the key was Super Bowl winner and Niagara Falls native James Starks.

Friday night's broadcast of Wallenda's walk across the falls by ABC became the most watched program from 9pm - 11pm for the network in nearly 6 years, drawing in more than 13 million viewers.

The stunt also make newspaper and website headlines across the nation and the world.

"The amount of people that have watched this is just breathtaking. The amount of interest from around the world in this event has been absolutely amazing," said Wallenda during his post-walk press conference.

And according to Mayor Dyster, the large holes that were dug on both sides of the border to anchor Wallenda's wire are going to be turned into some kind of permanent monument in honor of the walk.

Mayor Dyster and Mayor Jim Diodati of Niagara Falls Ontario also say they are working on plans for a 'Daredevil Weekend' that would be help on or around the anniversary of Wallenda's walk.