Great Rivers Clean-up at the Confluence 2018 with Missouri River Relief

September 15, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Missouri River Relief for a river clean-up at the confluence of our nation’s two longest rivers, the Missouri and Mississippi. Join a cast of hundreds to give our favorite rivers some love!

Clean-up Times
Shift 1 – 9:00 a.m. to noon. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Please pre-register online – (sign-up online HERE») If you arrive later than 10 a.m., it may not be possible to get you on a boat during the morning. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Shift 2 – We are looking for help from a group or two in the afternoon to sort the trash into recyclables. If you are the leader of a group interested in helping with this, please contact Kevin by email.

What we’re doing
Boats will ferry teams of volunteers to locations along the Missouri River for a couple hours to gather trash for later disposal. Volunteers that would rather work on land should let us know that when you register online.


What you get
Volunteers will receive a free Big Muddy boat ride, cool t-shirt, trash bags, gloves, lunch and a reusable water bottle. A hot lunch will be served around noon to all volunteers! Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options will be available for folks. Please include dietary requests in your online registration so we make sure to order plenty. We’ll also have a fun trash treasures contest, a favorite for kids and the young at heart. Be sure to hang on to those strange or interesting trash treasures you find during the morning clean-up!

What to bring
Dress in layers for changing weather conditions. We’ll clean-up rain or shine! Wear work-appropriate clothing. Long pants are strongly recommended as weeds and poison ivy can be thick. Sturdy shoes or boots are required; no flip-flops or open-toed shoes are allowed on boats. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and snacks to tide you over until lunch.


Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Boat Ramp

Clean-up Headquarters will be at the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Boat Ramp

801 Strodtman Rd

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri 63138

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Accessible via bike

Not directly accessible via MetroBus

Not directly accessible via MetroLink

There is ample parking on site.