The Stream Team program is a network of citizens who are involved in education, stewardship, and advocacy on behalf of Missouri streams, participating in activities such as water quality monitoring, stream clean-ups, tree planting, and more. Membership is free to any interested citizen, family or organization. The program is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. For clean-up events, the MDC provides free trash bags and work gloves. For more information contact the Stream Team at (800) 781-1989, or visit www.mostreamteam.org.
MSD partners with community groups in these clean-ups by providing supplies and trash dumpsters for the disposal of trash removed from the streams. Contact us at (314) 436-8708 for more information.
Trash bash clean ups give citizens the opportunity to volunteer to help make the St. Louis community a better place by cleaning up our neighborhoods, rivers, and streams. Volunteering is also a great way for scouts to earn badges and students to earn community service hours. Please dress appropriately for working outside and current weather conditions. Be prepared to get wet and muddy.
To volunteer for any trash bash, click on the registration link below. Contact us at (314) 436-8708 for more information.
6th Annual Confluence Trash Bash -- March, 2014
Join us as we make a difference in our communities by cleaning up our neighborhoods, rivers, and streams between the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and Creve Coeur Lake. Lunch will be provided and prizes are awarded for best trash finds. Volunteers will also receive a t-shirt. A specific date has not yet been selected for the 6th annual event. At the 5th annual event in March, 2013, about 500 volunteers collected nearly 13 tons of trash, 3 tons of metal for recycling, and 3,000 tires! Photos are on the MSD Facebook page.
River Des Peres Trash Bash -- October 19, 2013
The 5th annual River des Peres Trash Bash includes a free lunch on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at Fultz Field on the River des Peres Greenway, next to 7900 River des Peres Parkway, 63123. This is an all-ages event with multiple cleanup sites located throughout the city and county. Pre-registration will be available soon through the River des Peres Watershed Coalition.
Operation Clean Stream
Operation Clean Stream -- www.openspacestl.org -- is one of the country's largest and longest running river restoration projects. Volunteers clean the Meramec River and its tributaries, removing trash and debris from littering and dumping.