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29th annual Blue River Cleanup gets underway

Posted: 1:27 PM, Apr 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-06 19:45:38-04
29th Blue River Cleanup gets underway
29th Blue River Cleanup gets underway
29th Blue River Cleanup gets underway
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 29th annual Blue River Cleanup got underway Saturday at Lakeside Nature Center.

Dozens of volunteers, groups and organizations participated in Missouri's biggest single-day cleanup of local waterways.

Volunteers gathered at Lakeside Nature Center at 8 a.m. then dispersed into smaller groups to work at several different areas of the river.

Tires, food and alcohol containers, metal, car parts, plastic, fending, old lawnmowers and bicycles were among the items gathered and moved to the curb for the city to haul away.

A volunteer crew from 41 Action News was among the groups who participated in the event, working on the Clement Waters project near the Jackson Avenue bridge.