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Volunteers work together to pull off another successful Mission Clean Stream

Dardenne Prairie volunteers participate in Mission Clean Stream 2019 [City of Dardenne Prairie photo]

On Saturday,  April 6, 67 Dardenne Prairie volunteers plus two city staff members and a team leader picked up 67 bags of trash, weighing just over 470 pounds, or almost a quarter-ton as part of the city’s participation in Mission Clean Stream. Parks & Recreation coordinator Mathew DeWinters facilitated the event.

This event also was conducted in other St. Charles County cities, including Cottleville, Lake Saint Louis, O’Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles and Wentzville, to remove trash from local streams and lakes. The community-wide annual event was sponsored by the municipalities in conjunction with the General Motors Foundation, Pat Jones, Greenway Network Inc., Missouri Stream Team, Great Rivers Greenway and Walmart.

According to organizers, Mission Clean Stream has become quite a challenge, because too many people do too much damage by throwing a large amount of trash thrown into waterways in a very short time. Last year, about 1,000 volunteers pulled 10 tons of trash out of Dardenne, Peruque, Belleau, Spencer, and Cole creeks in about two hours. The grand total for 2019 was still being tallied at press time.

Mission Clean Stream 2019  [City of Dardenne Prairie photo]

Mission Clean Stream 2019  [City of Dardenne Prairie photo]

Mission Clean Stream 2019  [City of Dardenne Prairie photo]

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