Brunswick Grand and Missouri River Cleanup 2014

Brunswick Marina  - Brunswick, MO
Saturday, September 6th, 2014

We kicked off our Big Muddy Clean Sweep 2014 with a great cleanup of the Grand and Missouri Rivers based out of the sweet river town of Brunswick. 81 volunteers removed 2.1 tons of junk from the banks of both rivers.

Brunswick is one of the nicest river towns there is, and that's saying a lot. We set up camp at the Brunswick Marina pavilion, and the whole time we were there our friends in the community kept stopping by to give us food, drinks or just to check in with us. 

Colleen Johnson stopped by the day before the clean-up asking if there was anyway she could help. We mentioned that we could use a couple extra hands to prepare lunches for volunteers. She showed up the next day with a box of tomatoes and 8 friends! Mayor Joe Moser let us use his water nearby. The Short brothers, Jeffrey and Dallas, kept stopping by all weekend to help out. They worked all day for the clean-up too.

2014 Brunswick
Thank you for the Short brothers for stopping by all weekend to help out and working all day for the clean-up! Photo by Anniya.

Thank you to the Missouri River Chillicothe crew from MDC for bringing boats (plus Greg Pitchford gave a presentation on fisheries biology), AGRIServices of Brunswick for their donation and for bringing a front end loader, Brunswick Distributing Company for donating lunch and drinks for volunteers, UpRiver Urban Exchange for their wifi support and prize donations. 

This was our first clean-up of the Big Muddy Clean Sweep, a two-month long cleanup from Brunswick to Hermann.

2014 Brunswick Cleanup
Thank you to the Missouri River Chillicothe crew from MDC for bringing boats and Greg Pitchford for giving a presentation on fisheries biology! Photo by Anniya.

Trash Tally:

2014 Brunswick Cleanup
Trash hauls are serious business! Thank you AGRIServices of Brunswick for their donation and for bringing a front end loader. Photo by Bernie Arnold.
Brunswick Cleanup Results

Photo album on Flickr

Photo album on Facebook

St. Louis Post (article)

KMOV4 St. Louis (Live Segment) 

Total Volunteers: 81

  • Volunteers signed in: 63
  • River Relief Crew: 18
  • Boats: 6 (4 MRR, 2 MDC)
  • River Miles Cleaned: 10 (MM258-MM248)
  • River Stage: 17-ft. @ Glasgow gauge
  • Landfill: 1.37 tons
  • Scrap Metal: 0.23 tons
  • Tires: 26 - 0.5 tons

Total Trash Tonnage: 2.1 tons

Groups Participating: Missouri Valley College Biology Club, Missouri American Water, Stream Team 211, Missouri Stream Team, Agriservices Brunswick Terminal

Fun Team Names: River Rats, Meyer & Harper Family, Awesome MO Flying Carp Fighters, Missouri Valley Biology Club, River Ramblers

A Big Muddy Thank You To Our Event Sponsors:

Event Partners

Brunswick High School
City of Brunswick

Ted DeLozier & Pam Tietjens
Missouri Stream Team

Colleen Johnson and Crew
Jim Lynch
Joe Moser
Prenger Foods

2014 Big Muddy Clean Sweep

We're doing a clean-up from Brunswick to Hermann. The Brunswick Clean-up is part of the effort. Check it out!

  • Brunswick
  • Jameson Island
  • Boonville River Festival and Clean-up
  • Cooper's Landing
  • Jefferson City
  • Hermann

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