No More Trash Bash
JEFFERSON CITY - Friday marks the kick-off to the annual, "No MOre Trash Bash" sponsored by The Department of Conservation (MDC) and MoDOT. The event is designed to get people to clean up litter. During the entire month of April, efforts are aimed at getting people to clean up litter all across Missouri from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams, and everywhere else.
"This is our big spring kick off each year to get our state looking better," said Stacy Armstrong, MoDOT No MOre Trash! coordinator. "Through efforts like this we can reduce litter and increase awareness."
MoDOT spends more than $5 million each year cleaning litter from Missouri's roadsides, while MDC spends almost $1 million a year to clean litter from conservation areas and other department locations.
Last year more than 128,000 bags of trash and many more truckloads of debris were collected by more than 12,000 volunteers during April. Volunteers included MoDOT and MDC employees, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, and Stream Team members.
Here are a few simple activities you can do to do your part in the "No MOre Trash Bash":
- pick up litter
- educate others about litter
- conduct a litter-free activity
- encourage friends and family to participate
For more information, visit the official website www.nomoretrash.org