2019 River des Peres Trash Bash Recap

Thank you partners and volunteers for another successful River des Peres Trash Bash!

On Saturday October 19, 2019,  424 volunteers came together under sunny skies to clean up the creeks, streams and neighborhoods within the River des Peres Watershed.   Here are some quick highlights and numbers:

Trash Removed

  •  7 tons of trash and 150 tires removed in 3 hours!
  • Of the total, 1 ton of metal and all 150 tires will be recycled

Event Details

  • 15 cleanup sites along the river des Peres Watershed
  • 4 Check in locations- Willmore Park-St. Louis, Heman Park Community Center-University City, Hanley Hills City Hall, and Lorraine Davis Park-Webster Groves

Prizes awarded for: 

  • Strangest Trash Found – 20 year old (approx.) Nintendo Game
  • Most Valuable Trash Found – Power tool bag

Thanks to partners, volunteers enjoyed:

  • free t-shirt
  • breakfast & lunch
  • post event celebration at Willmore Park with DJ, educational booths and entertaining Renegade St. Louis history lesson about the River des Peres

In addition to the major partners, we are grateful for the following events partners who provided, resources, staff and/or hosted cleanup sites:

  • Ladue- three dump trucks and staff
  • Clayton -skid steer, truck and staff, also managed waste processing area
  • Des Peres- one dump truck and staff
  • Shrewsbury- one dump truck and staff
  • Frontenac -one dump truck and staff
  • Brentwood -one dump truck and staff
  • Creve Coeur- one dump truck and staff
  • University City site host, one dump truck and staff
  • Glendale staff-assisted Clayton staff at the waste processing area
  • Crestwood covered part of Domino’s pizza lunch cost for volunteers
  • Webster Groves site host
  • Hanley Hills site host
  • Dobbs, recycled 150 tires

Sound like fun? Join us for the  Confluence Trash Bash on March 21, 2020. Complete the form below to be notified when registration opens! 

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