Spring into action during April and help clean up Missouri during the 2010 Trash Bash. The month-long event encourages individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to pick up litter, educate others about litter, conduct a litter-free activity and encourage friends and family to participate. The annual statewide event is sponsored by the Missouri Departments of Conservation (MDC) and Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! litter-prevention campaign.
More than 830 groups and 10,000 volunteers participated in last year's Trash Bash to collect more than 111,100 bags of trash throughout Missouri -- an increase of more than 26,600 bags from the year before.
Participants are asked to report their Trash Bash activities by May 15 through an after-activity report card. The report card is included in the "Clean Up Missouri" Trash Bash brochure available at MoDOT and MDC offices and other locations throughout the state.
Participating groups and individuals will receive commemorative 2010 Trash Bash lapel pins. MoDOT and MDC can also provide No MOre Trash! trash bags.
For more information on the April Trash Bash, or to get trash bags for cleanup activities, call 1-888-ASK MODOT (888-275-6636), or visit www.nomoretrash.org.