Volunteers of all ages are invited to join Great Rivers Greenway, the River des Peres Watershed Coalition, Missouri Stream Team, and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District on Oct. 19 for the fifth annual River des Peres Trash Bash. The goal of the event is to clean up the rivers and creeks that lie within the River des Peres watershed, thus improving area neighborhoods and water quality in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. There are several clean-up areas to choose from, including sites in Maplewood, Ladue, Crestwood, Green Park, University City, South St. Louis City and near the UMSL campus.
Registration will take place from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. The sign-in location will be Fultz Field, located along the River des Peres Greenway on River des Peres Boulevard between Morganford and Gravois in St. Louis City. The clean-up event will last from 8:30 a.m. to noon with a celebratory lunch taking place at Fultz Field from noon to 1 p.m. During lunch, volunteers will also be rewarded for their efforts with entertainment and prizes for the “best” trash finds. For more information or to register in advance, visit www.stlmsd.com/trashbash or call 314-436-8708.cost