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!
This clean-up was originally planned to be at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area (hence the name), but when repairs from this winter's flooding took longer than anticipated, we moved the whole thing to Sioux Passage Park, 11 miles upstream from the Confluence. Our thanks to the staff of Sioux Passage Park for their help in making this transition.
Our deepest gratitude to our sponsors - Missouri American Water, Rio Vista Fund, St. Louis- Jefferson Solid Waste Management District, REI St. Louis, Cannoli's, Missouri Department of Conservation, Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources, Hulston Family Foundation, Walmart and Pat Jones. We couldn't do it without you!
And a huge thanks to our Partners - Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office / Ecological Services, St. Louis County Parks, Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers,Metropolitan St Louis Sewer District, Ace Scrap Metal Processors, Domino's Pizza (Florissant), Missouri Stream Teams, and the League of Watershed Guardians, Missouri Stream Team 5168!
Best Darned Find of the Day
Best Muddy Ball
Most Artistic Trash
Most likely to be Used as a Weapon
Check out the amazing photos on Flickr!
Read More about the event on 1Mississippi's Blog!
Total Volunteers: 184
Total Trash Tonnage: 5 tons!
Groups Participating: Missouri River Relief Crew, League of Watershed Guardians, 1 Mississippi/Piasa Palisades Sierra Club, Boy Scout Troop 990, Arnold Stream Team 211, Tapestry Solutions – a Boeing Company, St. Clair County WFD, REI St. Louis, Project Heart – Willow’s Way, US Courts, Cub Scouts Webelos Den, Kabul Waterdogs ST#3419, Cub Scout Pack 948, bioMerieux, Alpine Shop, Boeing BEEP, Stream Team #5080, Stream Team #168
Team Names: Arctic Pelicans, CoOp Trash Bashers, Blue Moon Wolf’s, Earnest Mustache, Flaming Cobra’s, Trash Monkey’s, The Screaming White Tigers, The Floaters, Sweet Gum, Clean Stream, Pack 948, Mud Bugs, Trash Slayers
Rio Vista Fund - a fund of the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation