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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IL/MO | Mission:Clean Stream/GM Earth Day

Three Great Events. One Amazing Day VOLUNTEER Mission: Clean Stream. You can have a direct impact on the quality of the rivers and streams in your neighborhood. Sign up and come out to pick up trash and recyclables. Dress for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle. See how fast your trash bag fills up and see how much better things look because you came out. LEARN GM Earth Day. Visit the festival at the heart of Mission Clean...

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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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