Join our Citizen Science initiative to track and collect plastics and other debris on our beautiful Mississippi River!
In conjunction with the City of St. Paul, Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative and the United Nations Environment Programme we are excited to host an afternoon of citizen data collection and clean-up of plastic litter and other debris from the banks of the Mississippi River.
The data collected will be used to generate a ‘plastic pollution map’ that will help policy makers, business and citizens create a cleaner, sustainable tomorrow and help keep our rivers and seas clean.
If possible download the Debris Tracker App to prepare for the day. More information can be found at https://debristracker.org
Please note: MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED when interacting with UNA-MN members and volunteers. Trash bags will be provided.
What to expect:
When you arrive, training will be provided so data collection is clear and easy. At the end of the collection, simply leave the trash bag at the training site and the City will pick it up.
We welcome you to stay for any amount of time, whether it be for a half-hour or all four hours.
Even if you can’t join us on April 11th you can still participate in this effort by visiting the Mississippi River at a time that fits your schedule. Just make sure to input your data into the debris tracker app by Sunday, April 25th, 2021.