The Greenway Network and St. Charles County, including the communities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake Saint Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters, and Wentzville will help remove trash from local streams and lakes via “Mission: Clean Stream” on April 10.
Volunteers who wish to participate can register by searching “Mission: Clean Stream” from each city’s or the county’s website.
As an example of the important work the volunteer clean-up teams do, a group of roughly 50 volunteers collected 1,000 pounds of trash from Cottleville in just a couple of hours in 2019, the last year for the event.
• Pick up trash in yards or subdivisions.
• Pick up trash in local parks and from along park trails, lakes and creeks.
• Pick up trash around businesses.
• Pick up trash at schools or churches.
• Pick up trash along roadways and sidewalks. Extra caution should be taken not to interfere with or distract traffic. Vibrant, visible clothing or safety vests should be worn.
Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, adult gloves, a cleanup site and T-shirts (while supplies last). There is a very limited supply of T-shirts this year.
Participants need to sign liability waivers and photo releases before participating in the event. Everyone is asked to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes/boots and bring water for personal use.
Some volunteers cleaning along roadways should wear bright clothing and or safety vests.
Transportation is not provided. Mission: Clean Stream trash bags can be left along roadway shoulders, sidewalks or trails in designated pick up areas for city or county staff to collect.