Volunteers wrap up after removing 40 tons of trash under Missoula’s Reserve St. Bridge – Missoula ‘s Reserve St. Public Working Group Meets Every Tuesday at 9:00
Before spring, trash lined the Clark Fork River under the Reserve Street Bridge in Missoula. Tents, bikes and shopping carts were all at risk of washing down the river.
As the leaves turned green and the river began to rise, volunteers spent five days across a few weeks to prevent what they said would be an environmental disaster.
“We thought we might come down for a day and clean up this area like we have in years past, but it was more than we thought,” said Kevin Davis, CEO of Big Sky Commerce, organizer of the cleanups and head of the Reserve Street Public Working Group.
It was a slower start, with about 10 tons picked up in the first four cleanups. Last weekend, 30 additional tons were picked up with the help of heavy machinery, bringing the total to 40 tons of trash.
Mission Statement: To improve functionality and livability in Missoula’s busiest corridor for all citizens with a focus on traffic safety, mobility options, and chronic homelessness.