Saturday, September 13, 2022
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, St. Louis, Missouri
September 13, 2008, was Missouri River Relief’s third clean-up at the Confluence, and once again it was a great success. 168 volunteers ignored a stormy weather forecast and hit the river in force.
With some crews heading upstream to the Sioux Passage Ramp, and others cruising out onto the Mississippi River, a massive amount of trash was brought to shore by Missouri River Relief’s hardworking trash boats.
Many groups and individuals were dedicated Missouri River clean-up crews, having been to four or more clean-up events in the St. Louis area. One of these, Mike Clark of Big Muddy Adventures, took a crew of volunteers for an afternoon trash run in his 24 foot canoe, the Clipper! Several of our agency boat drivers had been to Friday’s Watershed Festival and stuck around for the cleanup as well.
Total Volunteers: 168
Total Trash Tonnage: 5.4 TONS
Groups Participating: Lindbergh High School, Washington University Alpha Phi Omega, Washington University Physical Therapy, Girl Scout Troop #607, Bank of America Employees, Big Muddy Adventures
Stream Teams: 519, 2793, 1782, 401, the mighty 211, 1995 (DeSoto Car Shop Team), BEEP, 1875, 439 (Parkway North Nature Nuts)
Fun Team Names: Oscar the Trashman, the Wally’s, the Thunderbirds, the River Rats, Stream Team 211, BEEP (Boeing Employees for Environmental Protection), Water Girl, the Nature Nuts, Grassy Grassos, the Mud Bugs, Altogether, the Odd Balls, Bank of America, Girl Talk, Rocks the Boat
Bass Pro Shop
EarthShare of Missouri
Fred Weber, Inc.
Missouri Department of Conservation
National Park Service
St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District
St. Louis/Jefferson Solid Waste Mgmt. Dist.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Big Muddy Adventures
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Confluence Greenway - Trailnet
Dominos Pizza - Blackjack
Hazelwood School District
Mighty #211 Stream Team
Missouri Stream Team
Missouri River Communities Network
Spanish Lake Fire Dept.