When the water level in the Mississippi River goes down, it leaves behind silt, glass, trash, and driftwood. The driftwood is often mammoth and beautiful, but the trash and glass need to be removed. The silt left behind needs to be washed off, and the loose cobblestones and mooring rings should be relaid.
Many in Memphis remember seeing people at work on the Cobblestone Landing keeping it clean and in good shape. In St. Louis, the city sends a maintenance truck to their cobblestone landing daily.
The river model at Mud Island River Park got a spring cleaning. Our real riverfront deserves one, too.