Missouri River Relief is proud to release our Big River Clean-up Manual, a collaborative effort to put down the lessons we've learned about organizing river clean-ups to share with others.
The project was supported by a grant from the National Park Service in cooperation with the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
The manual lays out the some of the crucial components of doing a big river clean-up River Relief-style. But we hope that it will provide tips that will be useful to anyone organizing a community river clean-up no matter the size.
It's all part of our effort to empower local groups to organize their own clean-up events. There's no better way to bring people together, connect them to their river resources and do some good work in the process!
Special thanks to Dory Colbert and Jeff Barrow for compiling the document. Thanks to Vicki Richmond for overseeing the funding. Thanks to all of our photographers through the years that have documented every step of putting on a clean-up. And a huge thanks to the dedicated River Relief volunteer crew for honing and perfecting the process of safely and efficiently running a big river clean-up event.
And thanks to Jill Hamilton-Anderson and Nichole McHenry of the National Park Service for their guidance, ideas and support.