The City of St. Peters’ annual Clean Streams Day event is a great way to be part of an important community event to help our environment and quality of life. St. Peters’ 2019 Clean Streams Day will take place on Saturday, April 13. Register in advance by April 3 to be part of this effort.
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. Volunteers will meet at 370 Lakeside Park’s Corporate Pavilion before heading out to clean streams.
“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 be treated to donuts, juice and water during the check-in process beginning at 8 a.m. at the Corporate Pavilion. 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.
In 2018, about 350 volunteers cleaned a total of 4,400 pounds of trash from our streams. We recycled 880 pounds of this total. This is a rain or shine event, unless severe weather is forecasted. An alternate weather makeup date is scheduled for May 11.
To learn more about Clean Streams Day, including how to register and a list of FAQs, visit www.stpetersmo.net/cleanstream.