WELLSTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A group of volunteers spent the day cleaning up the LuLu Heights neighborhood in Wellston, a site infamous for illegal dumping.
The effort is being spearheaded by the St. Louis County Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. The county owns about 50 parcels of land within the neighborhood, but Rodney Crim, CEO of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, said they're working to clean up the entire neighborhood.
"It's a very big day, a day I've been waiting for and other people have been waiting for," said Bob Pierce, who lives in LuLu Heights.