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Clean-Up Results

147 River Clean-Ups

(Oct. 6, 2001 – Dec., 2015)

  • 81 Away Teams
  • 22,513 Volunteers
  • 1,088 River Miles
  • 842 Tons of Trash (1.7 million pounds!)

Learning On the River (2002-2015)

  • 90+ Educational River Trips
  • 109 Learning Festivals
  • 17,754 Students and Teachers

Others

  • Plantings and Restoration Projects: 10
  • Water Quality Monitoring: 16

Awards

  • 2003 David Garcia Award for “Environmental Excellence”
  • 2004 Missouri Environmental Education Association “Environmental Education Service”
  • 2005 EPA Region 7 Administrator’s Award “Environmental Excellence”
  • 2005 Lakeside Nature Center (Kansas City) “Volunteer of the Month”
  • 2005 James River Basin Partnership “Clean Water Award”
  • 2005 “Stream Team Achievement Award” -- Adult Leadership
  • 2007 REI’s St. Louis “Non-Profit of the Month” (August)
  • 2007 The Open Space Council’s William C. Shock “Clean Water Conservancy Award”
  • 2009 Resolution from Kansas City, MO, City Council and Mayor "Welcoming Missouri River Relief to Kansas City, MO"
  • 2010 Mid-Missouri Peaceworks Recognition for Sustainability and the Environment
  • 2011 Congressional Record from Senator Claire McCaskill in honor of River Relief's 10th Anniversary
  • 2011 Mayor's proclamation from the City of Washington declaring Oct. 10th-16th "Missouri River Week" in honor of the Big Muddy Clean Sweep
  • 2011 "River Kids Hero" Award
  • 2011 Environmental Grant Award Winner from MO American Water
  • 2015 G. Andy Runge Award from Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society. 

2001-2015 Results Map

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