IL/MO | Alton Citywide Litter Clean-Up

Please join this biannual effort to clean up the streets of our beautiful community! Sierra Club: Piasa Palisades Group and 1 Mississippi volunteers will be working on one location. We will be cleaning the Great River Road from the corner of State and Broadway, up river to the Welcome to Alton sign. This stretch is NOT kid-friendly (Email Sara for kid-friendly sites). Please wear layers and closed toe shoes. We’ll have water, bags,...

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IL/MO | Kimmswick Kleanup

Wanna help clean up the banks of the Mississippi River? Join us on April 15th as we team up with Kimmswick Stream Team 4397 and other groups to gather litter and protect the Mississippi River! What YOU need to know: Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes Starting at 8am A light breakfast will be served. Gloves, bags, shirts, and your assignment will be issued at 8am. You will be volunteering along Rock Creek, the Mississippi River, and on...

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“Do it for the dolphins!”: Relieving Our Rivers One Bag at a Time

Every time I’ve thrown my laptop in my backpack and set off for the Mississippi sunset to put a couple words down, I instead end up with the same blank screen and a green, Missouri Stream Teams bag full of mostly Styrofoam, jugs, broken glass, and the occasional propane tank.  At times, this pattern of distractions has been a curse, especially when I lose track of time, forcing me to rush to the office before the doors lock at 7 P.M.  While...

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IL/MO | Valentine’s Gift to Mother Earth Clean-Up

Join 1 Mississippi and Sierra Club: Piasa Palisades group on February 18th as we celebrate Valentine’s Day by paying respect to Mother Earth via a litter clean up along the mighty Mississippi River. This three hour clean-up will encompass at least two miles of the Great River Road near Clifton Terrace Road.  Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Registration will begin at 8:45 at Clifton Terrace Park accompanied by...

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CANCELLED IL/MO | MLK Day of Service: River Road Clean-Up

Sorry for the bad news, but due to the impending rain on Monday morning, we must cancel the cleanup.   We will have another one on February 18th, so stay tuned! What is the MLK Day of Service? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve...

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