Wears Creek cleanup and Missouri River Relief events set for Saturday

An abandoned grocery cart lies partially submerged under the U.S. 54 overpass in Wears Creek. The first Wears Creek clean up will be held Saturday.

An abandoned grocery cart lies partially submerged under the U.S. 54 overpass in Wears Creek. The first Wears Creek clean up will be held Saturday. Photo by Kelley McCall.

Two community events aimed at cleaning up surrounding waterways are set to happen simultaneously Saturday.

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The first Wears Creek community cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, with registration and assignments at 8:30 a.m. in the state parking lot on Missouri Boulevard and West High Street.

The Big Muddy Clean Sweep, held by Missouri River Relief, also will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Carl R. Noren Access, with registration at 8:30 a.m.

Kitrina Hoelscher said the Wears Creek cleanup is an offshoot of the Greening America’s Capitals initiative.

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