Kansas City Cleanup 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021
River Front Park, Kansas City, Missouri

Missouri River Relief is headed to Kansas City, Missouri to host a large-scale cleanup to give families and civic groups an opportunity in stewardship. Last year we had planned to come to Kansas City, but due to COVID-19, we had to cancel. This will be our first time back to the city since our cleanup in 2018, so we are really excited to engage the Kansas City communities in experiencing the Missouri River while cleaning up the trash-ridden banks!

Photos from our 2018 Kansas City Cleanup

This cleanup will kick off our Big Muddy Clean Sweep, celebrating our 20th Anniversary as an organization. We would love to celebrate with you all by doing what we love, so please make sure to sign up! To find out more about the Big Muddy Clean Sweep, click here!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Cleanup Headquarters
Riverfront Park Boat Ramp
River Front Rd & N. Monroe Ave
Kansas City, MO 64120
(Note: This is NOT Berkley Riverfront)

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and volunteers will return to the boat ramp anywhere from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. for lunch.


Parking will be available on site and overflow parking will be available as well. Emails to registered volunteers will go out two weeks and the week of the event and will include parking details.


Volunteer Information

What to bring

Dress in layers for changing weather conditions and prepare for cold weather. We will be there rain or shine! Wear work-appropriate clothing. Long pants are strongly recommended. Sturdy shoes or boots are required; no flip-flops or open-toed shoes are allowed on boats. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle and snacks to tide you over until lunch. Always expect muddy conditions.

What you get

Volunteers will receive a free Big Muddy boat ride, cool t-shirt, trash bags, gloves, life jackets, and a reusable water bottle. Lunch will be provided. 

Come prepared

Check out our Know Before You Go page to see answers to frequently asked questions and what to expect.

If you are bringing a child under 18 you are not the legal guardian of, make sure to download, print and obtain a signature on our minor risk release form. Adults and minor accompanied by legal guardians will sign risk release forms during on-site registration.

What's next

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Two weeks before the cleanup you will receive an email from us with some additional information. The week of the cleanup you will receive an additional email from us with any additional information you need to know, including weather and river conditions. If you are not receiving emails from us, make sure to check your junk folder.



We will be at the boat ramp off of Riverfront Rd. near Chouteau Bridge, NOT Berkley Riverfront Park

Here is a Google Pin for the location - https://goo.gl/maps/1JCrtphDEPo

From I-70

  • Take I-435 North. 
  • Take Exit 57 at Front St. 
  • Take a left onto Front St. 
  • Take a right onto N. Chouteau Trafficway. 
  • Take your last right before crossing the bridge - there should be a sign for Riverfront Park. Take an immediate left on the frontage road. 
  • Take a left onto Riverfront Rd (and go under the bridge). 
  • Take a right into the Riverfront Park gate at the top of the levee (with wooden gate). 
  • Veer left at the Y. 

From Downtown KC

  • Take I-670 E
  • Use the left lane to take exit 2N to merge onto US-71 N towards I-29 N
  • Merge onto I-70 W/US-71 N
  • Keep right to continue on US-71 N, follow signs for I-29 N/I-35 N
  • Continue onto I-29 N/I-35 N/US-71 N and take exit 4 to merge onto E Front St.
  • After a mile, keep left to continue on River Front Dr.
  • In 0.5 miles you will take a slight left onto N Monroe Ave (entrance to the park)
  • Veer left at the Y

Event Sponsors

Cleanup programs like these would not be possible without our generous donors and sponsors.

"Great Blue Heron" Event Sponsors

"Paddlefish" Event Sponsors

EvergyMARCWestRock Foundation Sponsor Logo

"Pallid Sturgeon" Event Sponsors

Budget Dumpster

Event Partners

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