Confluence Trash Bash 2021

Help us improve water quality in the Confluence

Join us for Confluence Trash Bash April 17-24, 2021

Together with our event partners, we are moving forward with the Confluence Trash Bash 2021 in a similar fashion to the 2020 River des Peres Trash Bash and 2020 Operation Clean Stream.  In the interest of public health out of concern for the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve planned a safe and social distanced Confluence Trash Bash 2021. Instead of a one day event, volunteers can pick up trash at a site of their choosing anytime during a one week period. Work gloves and trash bags will be provided. The event will be held  April 17-24, 2021.  We appreciate your time, flexibility, hard work and commitment to improving water quality for everyone who calls this watershed home!


Storm Drain Inlet Marking:

We still need volunteers to help with Storm Drain Inlet Marking. Volunteers will use maps to locate storm drains and mark them with provided circular markers and adhesive. Storm drain markers, adhesive, gloves, and maps will be provided.

1) Bangert Park-all spots filled | 275 S New Florissant Rd, Florissant, MO 63031
Saturday, April 24   9:30am-11:30am
2) Bella Fontaine Park – West, Whistler Shelter-registration closed | 9601 Duke Dr, St. Louis, MO 63136
Sunday, April 18  9:30am-11:30am
3) James J. Eagan Civic Center-all spots filled | 1 James J. Eagan Dr, Florissant, MO 63033
Sunday, April 18   1pm-3pm
4) North Riverfront Park-registration closed | 10550 Riverview Dr, St. Louis, MO 63137
Saturday, April 17   9:30am-11:30am
5) Sunset Park-all spots filled | 2300 Sunset Park Dr, Florissant, MO 63031
Saturday, April 24  1pm-3pm
6) Tanglewood Park-registration closed | 1180 Chambers Rd, St. Louis, MO 63137
Saturday, April 17   1pm-3pm

 Trash Clean-up sites-only one site remaining!

Click on the links below to volunteer at the location of your choice. 

1) Bellefontaine Conservation Area-all spots filled; please choose another location | Country Ln, St. Louis, MO 63136
2) Brad L. Schultz, Jr. Memorial Park-all spots filled | 10045 Toelle Ln, St. Louis, MO 63137
3) Cowmire Creek around the Machinists Hall-all spots filled; please choose another location | 12365 St Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044
4) Creve Coeur Lake Park – Mallard Lake-all spots filled at this location-thank you! | 2160 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
5) Creve Coeur Lake Park Fee Fee Greenway-all spots filled; please choose another location.| 2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, 63043
6) Sioux Passage Park-all spots filled; please choose another location!  | 17930 Old Jamestown Rd, Florissant, MO 63034
7) Spanish Lake Area-all spots filled; please choose another location | 12620 Spanish Pond Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138
8) Spanish Lake Area Sunfish and North Lakes-all spots filled; please choose another location | 12665 Spanish Pond Road, St. Louis, MO 63138
9) Sunset Park-all spots filled; please choose another location | 2300 Sunset Park Dr Florissant, MO 63031
10) White Birch Park | 1186 Teson Road Hazelwood MO 63042

 


Additional Cleanup Opportunities:

Sunday, April 18, O’Fallon Park Cleanup  |  9:00 AM – Noon
Presented by: earthday365, North Newstead Association and MDC 

Saturday, April 24, South Grand EcoCrew Beautification Day  |  9:00 AM – Noon
Presented by: South Grand Community Improvement District and Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association,Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association, Compton Hill Reservoir Square, Compton Heights Neighborhood Association


Community Science Opportunity: Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative

Interested volunteers can choose to participate in the Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative by using an app to report the location and type of debris you find.

The pilot phase of this initiative is collecting data along the upper, middle and lower Mississippi River in early 2021. The data gathered in these locations will then be analyzed to understand the state of plastic litter along the river’s banks. This data is being generated through a ‘citizen science’ approach, enlisting the participation of thousands of community volunteers along the river. All participants are trained in the use of a free mobile app for tracking upstream and coastal litter, called the Marine Debris Tracker.

You can learn more about that project here: https://www.unep.org/regions/north-america/regional-initiatives/mississippi-river-plastic-pollution-initiative