9th Annual Confluence Trash Bash Breaks Records!

A record-breaking 600 volunteers showed up on Saturday March 18th to clear litter and trash from rivers and creeks within the Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.

People of all ages were happy to donate part of their weekend to clean up several areas across north St. Louis City and County, and through their hard work 287 tires, 1.3 tons of recyclable scrap and 6.6 tons of trash were removed from the rivers and creeks of the Confluence!

Thanks to the many volunteers who donated their time and energy to improve water quality and animal habitat in our region’s waterways! The fish, birds and other animals who live in and around these creeks and streams thank you too!

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This year’s Confluence Trash Bash was coordinated and sponsored by a number of organizations and municipalities including Great Rivers Greenway, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Missouri American Water, St. Louis Audubon Society, Greenway Network, St. Louis Brightside, St. Louis County, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Stream Team, Missouri River Relief, St. Louis Forward, Big Muddy Adventures, and BudgetDumpster.com