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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hartsburg Missouri River Clean-up 2013

Hartsburg MDC Public Boat Access, Hartsburg, MO

Hartsburg Missouri River Clean-up 10-19-13 It had been since 2008 when we last enjoyed morels, music and mud in this tiny speck of a river town.  But as part of our 1st "Annual" Mid-Missouri River Clean-up, we set our sites on one small town in mid-MO on the third weekend in October.  On October 19th, we worked our final big event of the year and it was a blast!

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kansas City Missouri River Clean-up

La Benite Park, Sugar Creek, MO

Sugar Creek Missouri River Clean-up 10-2-10The 9th annual KC Big Muddy Clean-up was a success! The cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 5, was the second collaborative project between Missouri River Relief (MRR) and Healthy Rivers Partnership (HRP), a newly formed river-stewardship, not-for-profit organization in Kansas City.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Omaha/Council Bluffs Missouri River Clean-up 2013

Riverfront Marina at Lewis & Clark Landing, Omaha, NE

Omaha Missouri River Clean-up 9-7-13This was Missouri River Relief's 5th clean-up in the Omaha area.  Last year we enjoyed a fun and successful clean-up after the monumental flooding, now known as the "Great Flood of 2011". 

Together with our community clean-up partners and volunteers like you,  a great combination of first time river cleaners and old Omaha clean-up pros hit the river to remove litter, flood debris, fisherman trash and abandoned camps from the floodplain and river banks.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Glasgow Missouri River Clean-up 2013

Stump Island Park, Glasgow, MO

Glasgow is a beautiful, historic river town perched on a bluff above the Missouri River. It has the "oldest continuously operated library west of the Mississippi" and is located on the "sharpest bend on the Missouri River". It probably has the highest percentage of residents that are proud to call themselves "river rats".

Glasgow residents love their river, and it shows. There is just not the normal amount of recreational and party trash as we find in most places. Stump Island Park is almost pristine. People take care of the river.

This was our third clean-up in Glasgow, but because of high water and bad weather in 2004 and 2007, this was our first time getting everyone out on the river. And we had a blast.

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Saturday April 20, 2013

Washington River Festival & Clean-up 2013

James W. Rennick Riverfront Park, Washington, MO

Washington, Mo. is one of the most river-centric towns on the Lower Missouri River. The beautiful park overlooking the river is the ideal place to hold, not just a community river clean-up, but also a local river festival highlighting the town's connection to the river. 

This time the river rose up to meet us! The river was in flood stage, covering the lower parking lot at Rennick Riverfront Park. This forced us to move the river clean-up to land sites but the festival went on as planned.

70 volunteers helped cleanup the Riverfront Trail, the park, along Tiemann Rd and at Dundee. We estimate over a thousand people attended the River Festival, enjoying the music, art and great informative booths by a bunch of local and regional organizations.

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