Blue River Rescue

 We collected our 5 millionth pound of trash!

Each year over 700 volunteers join us on the first Saturday of April to be a part of the largest one-day river rescue in Missouri!

The first groups arrive, sign up, grab a cup of coffee and a doughnut and are off to the sites before the official start of the event.

 

 

 

Groups and families fan out along the banks and discover a bit about why we care for this amazing resource. 

Teams work along Indian Creek, a major tributary stream to the blue, removing litter before it arrives downstream. 

 

 

Equipment is pressed into service to remove cars, appliances and unsightly dumps. 

 

 

Canoes float while volunteers work to remove tires usually inaccessible to walking crews. 

 

 

Put Project Blue River Rescue on your calendars for next year!  We'll keep working on the Blue!

April 6, 2019

Project Blue River Rescue XVII