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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Boone County Commission Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Sixth Annual Hinkson Clean Sweep to be Held October 17 - Volunteers Needed

October 6, 2009

The Sixth Annual Hinkson Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will remove trash and other debris from our local creek and stream banks. Not only is water quality improved, the efforts of Hinkson Clean Sweep volunteers will prevent tons of litter, mostly plastics, from winding up in our local waterways.

Participants may register online at or by calling 573-874-7504. Volunteers may select from a variety of locations throughout Columbia. All clean up supplies are provided— all that is needed is your time of volunteering. Volunteers who participate in the clean-up efforts will be treated to a barbeque picnic after the event.

The Sixth Annual Hinkson Clean Sweep is co-sponsored by Boone County Public Works, the City of Columbia, the Sierra Club, Missouri Stream Team, University of Missouri, Hinkson Creek Watershed Restoration Project, Shakespeare’s Pizza, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Coley’s American Bistro and Makes Scents.