Missourians are asked to do spring cleaning outdoors and help fight litter through the state’s annual No MOre Trash Bash, which runs through May 15. The Trash Bash is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri Department of Transportation as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash statewide, anti-litter campaign. The campaign encourages people to clean up litter from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams, trails, and other places. Trash Bash activities also include educational efforts in schools, community events, and Earth Day celebrations. Each year, MoDOT spends about $6 million to remove litter from more than 385,000 acres of roadsides along 34,000 state highway miles. Volunteers are needed to participate in litter cleanup activities. For more information and to learn how to participate, visit nomoretrash.org.
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