Sugar Creek Missouri River Cleanup 2022

LaBenite Park - Sugar Creek, MO
Saturday, April 9th, 2022

That's right! For our first large cleanup of the year we are heading just downstream of the Kansas City area to finish what we started during last year's Big Muddy Clean Sweep. The river stretch near LaBenite does such a great job at collecting the trash flowing from the metropolitan area that we couldn't resist another chance to clean up the banks in this area. Join us on Saturday, April 9th to make a huge impact on this stretch of river.

Cleanup Details

Cleanup Headquarters
LaBenite Park
3117 north, Rte 291
Sugar Creek, MO 64058

Saturday, April 9th, 2022
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.

Registration opens Feb. 1

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 and will be waiting for you when you get back to the boat ramp between 11:30 - 12:30.

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.


From I-70 -

  • Take exit 15B North on MO-291 N towards Liberty
  • After 8.7 miles, turn right onto Courtney Rd.
  • Take the first immediate left and follow 0.4 miles to the park

From downtown KC -

  • Get on I-29/I-35/US-71 heading North and cross the river.
  • Take exit 6 for MO-210/Armour Rd.
  • After 10 miles, Turn right to merge onto MO-291 S.
  • Cross the river and take your first left onto Courtney Rd.
  • Take immediate left and follow to LaBenite Park - 0.4 miles.

A Big Muddy Thank You To Our Event Sponsors:

Contact Lisa Cole to become a sponsor of this event

"Great Blue Heron" Event Sponsors


"Paddlefish" Event Sponsor

Missouri Department of Conservation

In-Kind Sponsors

Budget DumpsterMissouri Stream Team

Event Partners

Sugar Creek Missouri

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