Help make the St. Louis area a little cleaner this weekend.
Join the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), community leaders and other volunteers for the department's annual "No MOre Trash! Bash" on April 6.
MoDOT will supply participants with trash bags, safety vests, litter pickers and gloves and will guide volunteers along the routes while picking up litter. The goal of the event is to spread awareness of Missouri's litter problem and work toward a litter-free state.
If you're interested in participating, you can meet at one of the following trash bash locations at 9 a.m. on Saturday:
- Southwest St. Louis Counties - Interstate 55 at Reavis Barracks commuter lot
- Franklin/Jefferson Counties - Interstate 44 at Gray Summit commuter lot on Route 66
- St. Louis City - Walgreens at Truman Parkway and Lafayette Avenue
- North St. Louis County - Village Square Shopping Center parking lot at Lindbergh
- St. Charles County - Interstate 64 at Route 94 commuter lot on South Outer Road between Route K and Route 94
The event kicks off a month-long initiative, sponsored by the Missouri Departments of Transportation and Conservation to clean up Missouri, according to a MoDOT news release. Keeping litter off the roadways and out of the water is an important step in beautifying Missouri for another beautiful spring and summer.
“It’s time to get outside, get the litter picked up, and make our state beautiful this season,” Stacy Armstrong, MoDOT roadside management, said in news release. “The trash bash is a great way to get organized and actually make a difference.”
Last year, more than 18,000 people collected more than 130,000 bags of trash and tons of other debris throughout Missouri. For more information about the trash bash, visit nomoretrash.org.