Missouri wants volunteers to pick up garbage

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The state is encouraging Missourians to get out in the springtime air and help make the state a prettier place.

The departments of transportation and conservation are asking people to help pick up litter throughout April in a campaign called No More Trash.

More than 10,000 volunteers took part last year. They collected more than 111,000 bags of trash throughout the state.

The two agencies say they spend around $6 million annually to clean litter from roadsides and conservation areas.

Details are posted on a Web site - http://www.nomoretrash.org - which also has a calendar of events around the state.

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