Big or little. Young or old. One hour or one day. We can all help keep our waters cleaner. Wednesday, April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate, KC Water is inviting 50 groups and/or classrooms to make our community cleaner by picking up litter in our 50 for 50 Challenge.
Participating in the 50 for 50 Challenge is easy.
*Choose a location that is convenient, safe, and accessible. Classroom groups should consider cleaning up around school property while other groups should consider cleaning up a park or along a bike trail. (If needed, KC Water can provide a cleanup site suggestion.)
*Pick a day between April 1 and May 31 to take your group out to the pickup site.
*Fill out the registration form below to let us know where you’ll be and when. We can also provide gloves and/or trash bags.
*On your selected day, collect as much litter as you can and properly dispose of it.
*Once you’ve completed the 50 for 50 Challenge, send us a group picture and let us know approximately how many pounds of trash you collected.
Thank you! We appreciate your participation.
Please complete the form below. If you have any further questions please send them to email@example.com.
In most of Kansas City, the storm drains on the side of the road lead directly to a creek, stream, or river. You can help educate your neighbors about the importance of keeping these drains free of pollution and debris by marking storm drains and distributing educational door hangers in your community. KC Water will provide all of the supplies and training you need for this fun and rewarding community service project. All ages can participate, but children must be supervised by an adult.
If you are looking for a way to get outside and help protect water quality, consider hosting a litter pickup at a nearby stream. The KC Water Warriors Stream Team #5390, through a partnership with the Missouri Stream Team Program, will supply the gloves, bags, trash grabbers, and a safety talk that will make your cleanup a success.
Are you looking for a water education related booth for your next community event? KC Water can bring out informational brochures, aquatic insects, and our interactive Stormwater “Plinko” game to educate all ages on the importance of keeping pollution out of our streams. Our booths are appropriate for events with 50 or more expected attendees.