May 29, 2013

2013 Washington River Festival & Clean-up Results

Washington River Festival & Clean-up 2013

James W. Rennick Riverfront Park, Washington MO

April 20th, 2013

  • Festival Attendees: an estimated 1,000 festival attendees
  • Trash-to-Art Auction: raised $1,000 on the spot!
  • Total Clean-up Volunteers:  72
  • MRR Crew:  16
  • “Day on the River” Students & Teachers:  200 (4th, 5th, & 6th grade students from St. Francis Borgia, Washington West Elementary School, Labadie Elementary and Our Lady of Lourdes)
  •  “What the River Means to Me” Entries:  266 poems, artwork and essays
  • Boats: 0 – Due to river levels, we had to switch to a land-based clean-up
  • Land Sites: 5  (Riverfront Park, Riverfront Park Trail, Lions Lake/Tieman Dr., Dundee Road & River Access, Augusta Bottoms Rd. scour holes)Miles Cleaned:  an estimated 5 miles
  • River Level: 21.5 feet (flood stage) 
  • Tires: 24 (an estimated .42 tons)
  • Landfill Tonnage:  an estimated 2.2 tons
  • Scrap Metal:  an estimated .09 tons
Total Tonnage:  an estimated 2.7 tons!

Groups & Agencies Involved:  Missouri River Relief crew, Missouri River Festival committee, City of Washington Parks and Rec Department, Kohl’s Cares, Clean Stream Crusaders, The Mighty Stream Team 211, Wading 4 Mayflies, St. Peters UCC, Ross Braun Stream Team 4746, Fish, Washington Environmental Club, Mizzou Water & Environment Technologists (WET)

Event Sponsors:  Kohl’s, Gloria Attoun and Michael Bauermeister, Mike and Maria Smith, Franz Mayer, Gary & Sandy Lucy, Bank of Washington, Washington Boat Club, City of Washington Parks and Rec Department, MO Dept. of Conservation, MO Dept. of Natural Resources, Missouri Stream Team, Walmart, Washington Rotary Club, Washington Optimist Club, Office Max, Wells Fargo Investment

Educational Booths & Activities: “What the River Means to Me” River Education school project, World Bird Sanctuary, Trash to Art, Wyman Center, Washington Historical Society, Greenway Network, Washington Public Library, Hillermann’s Nursery & Florist, Earth’s Classroom, Missouri River Relief, The Open Space Council, Missouri Stream Team, Missouri Master Naturalists, Labadie Environmental Organization, Washington Urban Forestry Council, Washington Community Garden, Washington Healing Arts Center, Present Moment Yoga & Mindful Movement, Perennial, Silver Seed Farms, Environmental Energy Consultants, Native American Tipi, Four Rivers Roots & Shoots, Botanical Walk with Bill Davit, Yoga on the lawn, “Rambling River Quilt”, Food Booths:  Bob and Pat’s BBQ, Joe’s Deli, Augusta Brewery  Music:  Babaloo, Augusta Bottoms Consort, Terry Corcoran, The Texas Giants

Trash Tally!!!

103 Bags of Trash (4 packed full of glass bottles/broken glass)
24 Tires
1 Screwdriver
1 – 55 gal. plastic Trash Can
1 – 5 gal. plastic Buckets
1 – 5 gal. Water Cooler
1 – 5 gal. Metal Gas Can
1 Refrigerator
1 bag of Scrap Metal
2 - 30 gallon Plastic Tubs – (1 yellow, 1 green)
1 Plastic Crate
3 License Plates
1 Car Bumper
1 Honda Side Mirror
1 Hubcap – Desoto
1 Carburetor
4 TV’s
2 - 10’ pieces of Rebar
2 - 20’ corrugated Plastic Pipe
3 unopened bottles Bacardi Raz
1 Downspout Guttering
1 iron Fence Post
1 wooden Fence Post
1 metal Sheeting
1 clay Drain Pipe
1 Refrigerator Coil
1 “No Trespassing” Sign
1 Highway Directional Sign
1 large piece of Carpet
1 Swimming Pool liner (folded over and over into the mud)
1 turquoise Oven Door – Hotpoint
1 Key to a Four Wheeler
1 pair of Long Underwear
1 Computer Mother Board
1 plastic Office Chair Mat
1 Toilet Pieces
1 Cabinet
1 Door
1 Baby Doll Arm
1 Shaving Cr̬me Рtravel size
1 iron Commemorative Plaque – “Matt Ferguson, 1894 to 1969”
1 bag of Sudafed wrappers
1 pile of Roof Shingles

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