Operation Clean Stream and Passport to Clean Water

August 24, 2019 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Since 1967, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has organized Operation Clean Stream, one of the country’s largest and longest running river restoration projects. The fourth weekend of every August, event volunteers take to the Meramec River and its tributaries, working to undo damage caused throughout the year by flooding, careless littering and the unlawful dumping of trash. This event would not be possible without volunteers!

Volunteers should dress for the weather in comfortable clothes that they do not mind getting dirty. Closed toe shoes are required. Pants and bug spray are recommended. Work gloves and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water bottle to help us reduce project waste.

The Open Space Council invites you to help this year on Saturday, August 24. You can choose one of several cleanup locations along the Meramec River. After the cleanup, bring the whole family to Passport to Clean Water in Greentree Park.

This program is for children, ages 5 to 18 years, and their families. You can walk a local greenway, enjoy nature, and learn about natural resources.  At the beginning of the event, each child receives a passport that will be stamped after a visit to each booth and they can redeem it at the final booth for a prize. This program is great for Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, youth groups, school groups and more!

>>>>Click here to register for Meramec River cleanup sites

NEW: River des Peres Operation Clean Stream Cleanup site added

In response to the flooding along River des Peres, Great Rivers Greenway is hosting an additional Operation Clean Stream cleanup site along the River des Peres. We will be at Willmore Park (7200 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109).

Check-in  at Willmore Park starts at 8:30am- we’ll have coffee and bagels. Cleanup runs from 9am to noon.

We hope you can join us on August 24!



Cleanup locations are located throughout the Meramec Greenway. Passport to Clean Water Event is in Greentree Park

The cleanup locations are located in a variety of sites along the Meramec River. (Choose your site at registration.) The Passport to Clean Water event will be held in Kirkwood’s Greentree Park on Marshall Rd.

2202 Marshall Rd

Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

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Take the Meramec Greenway to Passport to Clean Water!

Not directly accessible via MetroBus

Not accessible via MetroLink

There is ample parking in Greentree Park, Simpson Park and the Kirkwood Athletic Fields.