Be a part of a community effort to help the environment and sign up to volunteer for the Clean Streams Day event in St. Peters on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Pre-registration is required online by Thursday, April 5.
This community event is ideal for individuals, families and local organizations that want to make a difference in just one day by cleaning trash from Spencer Creek and tributaries to Dardenne Creek.
“The City of St. Peters has been hosting Clean Streams Day since 2000, and the volunteers who participate in cleaning our streams year after year provide a very valuable community service,” St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano said. “The cleanliness and overall quality of our waterways are an important part of our quality of life.”
Volunteers are able to choose from more than 20 different creek segments to clean, which are listed online with maps and levels of difficulty. The “kid friendly” stream segments with easiest access are limited and fill up quickly, so it’s recommended to sign up for those sooner rather than later.
Clean Streams Day volunteers will meet at the Corporate Pavilion at 370 Lakeside Park where they will be treated to donuts, juice and water during the check-in process beginning at 8 a.m. After receiving safety instructions and some supplies, volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to their creek sites. Volunteers will return to 370 Lakeside Park after 11 a.m. for a free hot dog lunch. All volunteers will also receive a free Missouri Stream Team T-shirt provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Clean Streams Day was cancelled in 2017 due to weather. In 2016, a total of 486 volunteers cleaned 6,244 pounds of waste, of which 2,584 pounds were recycled. This is a rain or shine event, unless severe weather is forecasted. A makeup date is scheduled for May 12.