The Confluence Trash Bash has grown into one of the largest one-day clean-up events in the state. It's organized by the Confluence Partnership, the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District and a long list of local partnering organizations.
Of the many areas worked on Saturday, Missouri River Relief hosted the big river site. We took 32 volunteers by boat onto the Missouri River near its Confluence with the Mississippi at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Working the Cora Island Unit of the Big Muddy Fish & Wildlife Refuge, in just a few hours we collected 2 boat loads of trash!
Click here to read more about this event on our River Notes Blog!
25 large Bags of Trash
1 Cast Iron Tub
1 Boat full of Scrap Metal
2 Platsic 55-gallon Barrels
1 Metal 55-gallon Drum
1 Truck Battery
In the News:
Total Volunteers: 32
Total Trash Tonnage: 1.4 tons
Great Rivers Greenway District
St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
Missouri River Communities Network
Eastern Missouri & Piasa Palisades Group of Sierra Club
St. Louis County Clean, Green & Beautiful
Municipalities of Berkley, Black Jack, Maryland Heights, Normandy, St. Louis County, St. Louis, Wildwood, and Woodson Terrace.