Jogging + picking up litter = PLOGGING

The group listens to directions before
starting out on the course.
Ploggers pick up litter along
Brush Creek in the Plaza.

On Saturday Aug. 24, 81 “ploggers” participated in Kansas City’s first plogging event. Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter, a practice that has become popular as concern spreads about litter washing into storm sewers, rivers and streams.

The inaugural Plog-a-thon, sponsored by MARC’s Water Quality Public Education Committee with support from partners Run 816 and the KC Marathon, netted 283 pounds of litter along a three-mile course that wound through Westport, Mill Creek Park, the Plaza, Brush Creek and Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.