Volunteer: Girls on the Run 5K Green Event

Bridging The Gap volunteers will educate attendees about recycling and composting by attending to a waste management station and advising participants which bin to deposit their waste into. Our goal is that none of the waste produced at the event goes to the landfill, making it a “zero-waste-to-landfill” event!

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Volunteer: Town Fork Creek Litter Cleanup

Do you know where litter goes? Litter in streets and parking lots flow into storm drains, which then empty into local creeks and rivers. In other words, if it’s on the ground, it’s in our water! That’s why we need your help to clean up litter on Town Fork Creek at Town Fork Creek Park in … Continued

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Volunteer: Litter Cleanup Line Creek Watershed

Do you know where litter goes? Litter in streets and parking lots flow into storm drains, which then empty into local creeks and rivers. In other words, if it’s on the ground, it’s in our water! That’s why we need your help to clean up litter on a creek in the Line Creek watershed in Kansas … Continued

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Volunteer: Blue River Watershed Litter Cleanup

Do you know where litter goes? Litter in streets and parking lots flow into storm drains, which then empty into local creeks and rivers. In other words, if it’s on the ground, it’s in our water! That’s why we need your help to clean up litter along a creek that flows into the Blue River at … Continued

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Event: Plogging (jogging + picking up litter)

What is plogging? It is a combination of jogging and picking up litter.  Started in Sweden in 2016, plogging has spread to other countries following increased concern about plastic litter washing from sidewalks, streets and parking lots into the storm sewers that lead to our rivers and streams. Join us on Saturday, August 24 for the inaugural Kansas … Continued

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No ifs, ands or butts:

Put out your cigarettes, then put ’em in the trash! According to the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), a Keep America Beautiful Initiative, cigarette butts are still the most littered item in the US despite the steep decline in smoking rates in recent decades. One problem the CLPP found is that many smokers don’t think of cigarettes … Continued

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Litter is a drag!

  Each year in America it is estimated that more than 165,000,000,000 (yes, that’s Billion!) cigarette butts end up as litter! 80% of butts on the ground find their way into our water systems and detract from the quality of our drinking water. Cigarette butts can leach chemicals such as cadmium, lead and arsenic into … Continued

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Volunteer: Line Creek Watershed Litter Cleanup

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 AM – Noon Northland KCMO, Line Creek Watershed Litter Cleanup Barrybrooke Clubhouse 8250 NW Barrybrooke Dr. Kansas City, MO 64151   Volunteer to clean up litter with us in the Line Creek Watershed in the northland. We’ll be working near Barrybrooke on the Lake to prevent litter from entering Line Creek! … Continued

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Volunteer: Buckeye Creek Watershed Litter Cleanu

Chouteau Crossing and Chaumiere Woods Park Business District Cleanup, Buckeye Creek Watershed Saturday, September 9, 9:00 AM – Noon Great Opportunity for Groups!   Volunteer to clean up litter with us in the business district near Chouteau Trafficway and I-35 in Kansas City, Missouri!  Working in pairs, we will document litter to determine the most … Continued

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