Hartsburg Missouri River Cleanup 2018

After just a couple of hours, volunteers collected 143 big bags of trash and removed 38 tires from the banks of the river, totaling 3.31 tons! Thank you so much to our sponsors, partners, volunteers, and crew for helping us put on this amazing event. This clean-up was such a great way to end our clean-up season and we are already looking forward to the next one.

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Osage and Missouri River Cleanup 2018

We are grateful to all the Missouri River Relief Crew who made it happen and to Soda Popp for hosting our crew at his paradise riverfront across the Osage from the clean-up. And we are very grateful to all of our sponsors and partners listed on the right. 87 volunteers picked up 3.75 tons of trash!

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Omaha/Council Bluffs Missouri River Cleanup 2017

On Saturday 179 amazing volunteers arrived at the downtown Omaha riverfront to clean up the big muddy! With their help, we removed 6.2 tons of trash from the Missouri River on a single day.

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Washington River Festival and Cleanup 2017

Washington, Mo. is one of the most river-centric towns on the Lower Missouri River. The beautiful park overlooking the river is the ideal place to hold, not just a community river clean-up, but also a local river festival highlighting the town's connection to the river. We had our sixth Washington River Festival and Missouri River Clean-up on April 8, 2017. And it was the best ever. The weather was perfect and we had 170 volunteers show up to remove 5.75 tons of junks from the banks and floodplains of our streams.

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Big River Cleanup at the Confluence 2016

A fantastic day on the Missouri River cleaning up 5 TONS of trash with 184 new and old friends. Thank you to everyone that participated!

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Washington River Festival & Cleanup 2015

This was our fifth year to host the Washington River Festival and Missouri River Cleanup, and it was the best yet! The River Festival was hosted by organizer and musician Gloria Attoun Bauermeister along with a huge list of festival committee members, partners and volunteers.
There was a river cleanup and activities all day long.

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Big Muddy Clean Sweep 2011

The Big Muddy Clean Sweep was a success! Thanks to everyone that made it happen, from our generous sponsors and partners to many volunteers to hardworking crew! The Big Muddy Clean Sweep was the keystone event of our 10th year cleaning up the Missouri River. We chartered a barge to stop in communities along the river for clean-ups, river education and celebration!

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St. Joseph Missouri River Cleanup 2010

Flooding in June postponed the first scheduled date of this clean-up, but we chose a great day for the reschedule. Over 275 volunteers filled two huge roll off dumpsters and removed 117 tires from the river environment.

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Siouxland Cleanup 2009

Our Siouxland cleanups are a special point of pride with Missouri River Relief. 182 volunteers collected 3.4 tons of trash!

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Mari-Osa Dump Cleanup 2009 (Part II)

162 really hardcore volunteers showed up to continue working on the massive Mari-Osa dumpsite, as well as five other smaller dumps and tire piles. We removed 13.1 tons of junk from this beautiful stretch of the Osage River, including 212 tires!

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