The Kansas City Plogtober Cleanup is a great way to get outdoors after a long quarantine and get some exercise, while engaging in a socially responsible activity that beautifies the streamside trails in your community!
Trash that ends up on the ground (including discarded PPE from the pandemic) ends up in our water systems– polluting ecosystems and killing vital organisms!
Get your friends, family and co-workers together and earn points for your county for the title of Kansas City’s Top Ploggers! Entry is FREE and you can register as an individual or team, and represent either your home county or that of your office.
BY FRIDAY, OCT. 15
Take precautions when cleaning up the great outdoors! In Missouri and Kansas, poisonous plants like Poison Ivy (below) can cause a harmful reaction when touched with bare skin. Use a grabber, poker or anything else to remove litter lodged among these kinds of plants. Remember “leaves of three, let it be…” Click below to find more hazardous wildlife you may encounter on nature trails: