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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Big River Clean-up at the Confluence 2016

Sioux Passage County Park, St. Louis, MO

184 volunteers - 5 TONS of trash removed - 1 great day. Thank you St. Louis friends, sponsors and partners!! We couldn't do it without YOU. Read more in the attached description and check out our photos from the day.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Haven Missouri River Clean-up

New Haven Riverfront Park Boat Ramp

A beautiful weekend with wonderful people cleaning up one of our favorite stretches of river. This was our first time hosting a cleanup in New Haven, and we are all a little starry-eyed with how beautiful and pleasant the town and its people are. 

Any time we are cleaning up a part of the river for the first time, volunteers end up hauling a bunch of junk out of there. This was no exception, and we are estimating that 145 volunteers removed over 5 tons of junk out of the river.


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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Confluence Trash Bash 2016

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge - St. Louis, MO

The Confluence Trash Bash is an amazing event involving hundreds of volunteers across North St. Louis cleaning up streams, rivers and lakes in their neighborhoods. It's hosted by Greenway Network with a long list of partners. 

Missouri River Relief works with Big Muddy Adventures to clean up Mosenthein Island on the Mississippi River, just downstream of the Chain of Rocks. Space is limited but our site has just had 14 new spots open up. If you want to try to sign up, please contact Steve Schnarr at 573.289.2077 or email and he'll let you know how to register. 

trash line

Getting trash up the Mississippi River bank.
photo by Laurie Ferretti

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Katfish Katy's to Cooper's Canoe Clean-up

Huntsdale to the Port of Nashville

It had been since 2006 that we did a big canoe cleanup on the Missouri River. After this wonderful day, we're excited to do more. 


photo by Melanie Cheney

An amazing group of paddlers showed up, staging their canoes then hopping on our school bus shuttle up to Katfish Katy’s. We had a full fleet of canoes lended to us from Central Methodist University, Columbia College and the Mo. Dept. of Conservation. We had 60 volunteers help out (including Roxy the river dog) and snagged a pretty astonishing 2.8 tons of junk, including 30 tires and a purple dinosaur sandbox. These folks worked it!

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

St. Charles Missouri River Clean-up 2015

Blanchette Landing, St. Charles, MO.

A huge, Big Muddy thanks to the 256 volunteers that donated their Saturday morning to help clean-up the Missouri River in St. Charles!

This was our 10th year in St. Charles. With the recent flooding, plus some serious searching by all of the volunteers, there was no problem finding piles of scrap metal, tires, bottles and stryofoam to clean up off of the muddy banks.  7.7 TONS of trash were removed in just a few short hours, to include an astounding 169 tires!  Thanks for helping make it happen!  

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