2019 Mission Clean Stream

2019-04-06 08:30:00 - 2019-04-06 14:00:00

Mission: Clean Stream and GM Earth Day

Two Great Events.  One Great Day

EVERYONE can make a difference when it comes to improving our environment.  GM Earth Day is the place to learn how.  Mission: Clean Stream is an easy way to do it.  April 6, 2019 is when it all happens.

GM Earth Day:  Come early to the festival at Rotary Park in Wentzville if you want to see the mission clean stream workers off.  Explore work by local artisans.  Learn how to get connected to, and preserve nature with activities like making upcycled crafts, exploring a model stream and seeing how pollution moves into our rivers and streams.  Also on hand will be vendors, and organizations that can help you or your family make a real difference in the world.  There will also be plenty of hands-on activities with a particular emphasis on keeping very young children occupied while their older siblings are out on the creek.  Kids can earn a very special award by learning about the environment at the festival. 

Watch artists use recycled materials and salvaged metal pulled from the streams to create new works of eco-art.

Mission: Clean Stream:  Volunteers from St. Charles County and the communities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St Peters and Wentzville join with Greenway Network and Missouri River Relief to remove trash from local streams and lakes. Mission: Clean Stream started as a joint effort to pick up litter from publicly accessible creek areas. Today, Mission: Clean Stream has evolved into a challenge, or charge, for thousands to do some serious damage to the amount of trash in waterways across the county in just two hours. 

Families, organizations and individuals can participate by calling the nearest community to register:

 

          Dardenne Prairie 636)755-5308  

    • Meet at City Hall
  • Cottleville (636) 498-6565 x203
    • Meet at City Hall
  • Wentzville (636) 332-9236
    • Meet at Rotary Park
  • Lake St Louis (636)-695-4221
    • Meet at Jefferson Point
  • O’Fallon  (636) 379-5408
    • Meet at Westhoff Park
  • St Peters  www.stpetersmo.net
    • Meet at Rec Plex South  lot
  • St. Charles (636) 949-3237
    • Meet at Lewis & Clark Boathouse
  • Due to flooding Cora Island, Portage, and Riverlands cleanups are cancelled
  • (636) 498-0772 http:// greenwaynetwork.org
    • Meet at Cora Island Parking Area
  •  (636) 498-0772 ) http:// greenwaynetwork.org
    • Meet at Riverlands

The day will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration at one of the eight rendezvous locations listed above.   Everyone is asked to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring gloves  Trash is messy!  Transportation is not provided.  Breakfast or lunch will be served depending upon location.  Register early—space is limited. Participants registering by March 15 will receive a free T-shirt. In case of dangerous weather or high water, the event will be rescheduled on a site by site basis. Check with your registration site.  All participants are encouraged to go to the Earth Day Festivities at GM for lunch. 

This community-wide event is sponsored by the cities above, General Motors Foundation, Pat Jones, Greenway Network, Inc, Missouri Stream Team, Great Rivers Greenway and Wal-Mart. 

Financial donations to this worthwhile project are also appreciated for supplies and to defray the cost of tire disposal.  Contributions can be made through Greenway Network at http://greenwaynetwork.org, greenwaynetwork@gmail.com or by calling (636) 498-0772.  Register now and we’ll see you at the creek!    For vendor information contact greenwaynetwork@gmail.com