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Dragoon River Romp

Help Us Keep the Des Moines River Clean

Join us at Seven Oaks for a day of fun and cleaning of the Des Moines River. Canoes provided. Great volunteer opportunity.

Stats from Previous Years

'Removed', 'Recycled' and 'Landfilled' amounts are in Tons.

Year Volunteers Removed Recycled Landfilled River Miles
2016 46 .81 ton .15 ton .66 ton 0 miles (flooded)
2015 104 1.36 ton 1.06 ton .3 ton 8 miles
2014 129 1.14 ton .32 ton .82 ton 8 miles
2013 101 2.31 ton .81 ton 1.5 ton 7 miles
2012 136 3.01 ton .82 ton 2.19 ton 8 miles
2011 123 2.61 ton 1.41 ton 1.2 ton 9.5 miles
2010 144 2.62 ton .22 ton 1.8 ton 5 miles
2009 136 4.5 ton 1.71 ton 2.79 ton 7 miles
2008 152 6.1 ton 3.08 ton 3.02 ton 11.3 miles
2007 150 2.5 ton 2.25 ton .25 ton 15 miles
2006 130 3.16 ton 1.88 ton 1.28 ton 13 miles

Dragoon River Romp

The 2015 Dragoon River Romp was held on Saturday, September 19. This is an annual Des Moines River watershed clean-up in Boone County.

The Dragoon River Romp is a volunteer effort to clean up the environment and learn about our natural resources.

The goal of the Dragoon River Romp event is to develop and implement a successful river cleanup program with the ability to attract other entities, recruit volunteers, and provide environmental and historical education to participants and the community.

The Dragoon River Romp reinforces each individual’s commitment to protect the environment, raises awareness of proper waste disposal and watershed protection, and provides educational opportunities for participants and the public. Litter prevention is a difficult challenge faced by all of us.

While results in the way of tonnages removed from the river and it’s banks is tracked and its impact is seen, the true story of our results comes from the participants themselves.

For more information about the Dragoon River Romp, please contact:

Lois Powers
(515) 433-0591

Cleaning the Des Moines River - River Romp

“Apart from enjoying the day on the river, seeing another side of the County, and the camaraderie of the cleanup, I will continue to preach the message.”    - a local participant

2017 Dragoon River Romp Info

The Dragoon River Romp will be held on September 16, 2017. The Registration Packet includes the following:

  • Registration Form

  • Schedule of Dragoon River Romp

  • Safety Information, Release and Waiver

  • Additional Information about the Dragoon River Romp

Registration is due September 12, 2016. This event will be limited and they will only guarantee acceptance of the first 100 volunteers in canoes and 45 on land that turn in their registration form.

For more information, please contact:

Lois Powers
(515) 433-0591

Des Moines River Cleanup
Des Moines River - River Romp


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