10-20-18 Hartsburg, MO Missouri River Clean-up
A cold start to a warm-hearted day on the Big Muddy is how the staff and crew at Missouri River Relief would explain what happened at the Hartsburg, MO Missouri Department of Conservation Boat Ramp on Saturday. Over 200 volunteers from the surrounding communities joined us for our annual Mid-Missouri Clean-up on the Missouri River. During our trash scout on Friday, we were worried that we were going to have a lot of trouble getting our volunteers up the steep banks and through the deep mud to find the trash scattered throughout the woods. Of course, our hardcore volunteers brought their very best and found more trash than we ever expected to find on our pre-scouted sites. As boats returned, boots covered in mud and smiling faces were everywhere – a marvelous sight. After just a couple of hours, volunteers collected 140 big bags of trash and removed 38 tires from the banks of the river. While our crew went through the many bags of trash to separate out recycling, we counted 26 light bulbs, 44 airplane bottles and 68 balls of various sizes. Thank you so much to our sponsors, partners, volunteers and crew for helping us put on this amazing event. This clean-up was such a great way to end our clean-up season and we are already looking forward to the next one.
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