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!
Dragoon River Romp
The Dragoon River Romp is an annual Des Moines River watershed clean-up in Boone County. 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 its banks is tracked and its impact is seen, the true story of our results comes from the participants themselves.
“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
Stats from Previous Years
‘Removed’, ‘Recycled’ and ‘Landfilled’ amounts are in Tons.
|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|