St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership have designated $500,000 for cleanup in the Dellwood-Ferguson area.
Knowles hopes businesses on West Florissant begin cleaning up soon, but he says many are waiting on insurance companies, and some of the sites are sorting out environmental issues.
Ferguson Committeewoman Patricia Bynes doesn’t know what the holdup is, saying perhaps it’s the time of year slowing things down, or maybe cleanup is being held off until after hearings in Jefferson City.
The council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night calling for more money for the Army Corps of Engineers to ramp up the effort.
Nearly 400 volunteers pull out roughly 20 tons of refuse in St. Louis, Alton.
The Great Mississippi River Cleanup is a 22-city project to help preserve the river, sponsored by Living Lands and Waters.
As weather warms, such sites provide perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, West Nile virus.