St. Peters seeking volunteers for Clean Streams effort
St. Peters’ annual Clean Streams Day will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 27. Volunteers will clean portions of Spencer Creek and tributaries to Dardenne Creek. Organizations, families and individuals are all welcome to help the effort.
“The volunteers who participate in cleaning our streams year after year provide a very valuable community service. The cleanliness and overall quality of our waterways are an important part of our quality of life,” said Mayor Len Pagano.
Volunteers will meet in the St. Peters Rec-Plex South parking lot at 8 a.m. to receive trash bags and gloves, as well as enjoy free doughnuts, juice and water. Volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to their cleaning locations, and they’ll return to the parking lot at 11 a.m. for a free hot dog lunch offered by the city of St. Peters and served by the St. Peters/Central County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). All volunteers receive a free Missouri Stream Team shirt provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Last fall, volunteers helped clean 2,700 pounds(1.35 tons) of trash from these streams on one morning. The city of St. Peters recycled 235 pounds of the trash.
Advance registration is required to volunteer for Clean Stream Day. Register to volunteer online at www.stpetersmo.net, or call 279-8207.