One of them even caught an Asian Carp!
Hermann Clean Sweep in the news:
- Gasconade County Republican - Oct. 12, 2011 - "MoRR Learning Festival draws praise from area administrators"
- Washington Mo. News + Video - Oct. 5, 2011- "Big Muddy Clean Sweep will bring Educational Activities, River Clean-up to Washington next week"
- Gasconade County Republican - Oct. 5, 2011 - "Good, clean, trashy fun with Missouri River Relief"
- CountyNewsLive.com (Hermann) - Oct. 4, 2011 -"Gasconade County students volunteer to clean Mo. River banks and learn more about river ecosystem"
On Friday, as is typical before a big clean-up on the river, our barge team went out and scouted the river for trashy areas, marking sites with our big blue Stream Team bags, and then set up a booth at the boat ramp on Saturday morning to take people out on the river despite Octoberfest activities going on in down town Hermann.
Lucky for us, a few locals & families showed up at 9 a.m. as well as the Arnold boys (aka the Mighty Stream Team 211 from St. Louis) to help the River Relief crew clean-up. By 10 a.m., seven Lincoln University students in the MANNRS organization (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) came out to clean up as well!
In all, 26 people signed up in addition to 20 of Missouri River Relief's "hard core crew" to clean up 14 miles of river!
Here is the trash tally from the Hermann Clean Sweep:
80 yards of orange pvc water pipe
12 - 55 gallon plastic barrels
2 ginormous tanks = to 300 gallons
1 picnic table
1 cable buoy
1 trash can
2 - 10 gallon tubs
1 - 10 lb propane tank
4 heavy chunks of metal
1 panel of corrugated metal
9 pieces of rebar
1 disc brake
1 metal gas can
1 tv vacuum tube
1 baseball hat
1 dishwasher shelf
1 plastic swimming pool
1 refrigerator door
1 "do not dig" sign
8 good planks of lumber
1 cow skull
1 huge undergound gas tank (girl team score)
2 hunks o' styrofoam
10 pieces of braided cable
2x5 foot piece of corrugated plastic truck liner
25 feet of erosion control honey comb plastic
1 mop bucket
1 pesticide sprayer
1 3-gallon paint can
1 message in a blottle
1 plastic scooby ketchup bottle
1 palm tree mylar balloon
1 metal can of car wax