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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:30 am | Updated: 9:14 am, Tue Jul 2, 2013.

Washington park and urban forestry officials are seeking volunteers to help clean up the Rotary Riverfront Trail Saturday, April 21.

The Washington Parks Department and Urban Forestry Council are sponsoring the cleanup, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers who want to help are asked to meet at the Rennick Riverfront Park pavilion at 10 a.m.

Shuttles will take volunteers to various points along the trail where trash needs to be picked up.

The focus of this cleanup will be at various points along the riverfront trail and north to the Missouri River.

Volunteers are being asked to wear work clothes, work shoes or boots and gloves as they will be working in wooded areas.

The parks department will offer bags to clean up litter. Water and light refreshments will be available for volunteers.

Mike Smith, WUFC member, said one group will be removing bush honeysuckle and that if anyone would like to join that group, they are welcome.

The WUFC is holding this cleanup day for its Arbor Day project, but also is celebrating Earth Day.

Parks Director Darren Dunkle said information on planting trees, mulching and selecting the right types of trees for planting will be given to volunteers.

Dunkle said a tree also will be planted along the trail in honor of Arbor Day.

Volunteers may show up the day of the event, but if there will be a large group, people are asked to call ahead.

For questions or more information, people may call the parks office at 636-390-1080.

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