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Volunteers help clean up River Des Peres, nearby streams on Saturday

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River Des Peres cleanup volunteers. Credit: KMOV River Des Peres cleanup volunteers. Credit: KMOV
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Volunteers with The Great Rivers Greenway took part in the 15th annual River des Peres Trash Bash on Saturday.

Volunteers met at 15 different sites along the river to help pick up trash in river and along watershed creeks

The goal is to address pollution which affects both water and wildlife.

Organizers said they pulled 85 tires out a creek, along with a washing machine.

In all, volunteers hoped to collect 8-9 tons of trash.

During last year’s Trash Bash, volunteers removed 161 tires, 1.3 tons of recycling material, 1.4 tons of scrap metal and 5 tons of trash from the rivers and creeks.

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