The 49th annual Operation Clean Stream is in the books and it was another successful year for the Open Space Council’s premier event. Despite the extreme rains leading up to Operation Clean Stream, volunteers from Arnold to Glencoe, Bourbeuse to Kirkwood worked to remove tires, trash and other debris to restore the Meramec Watershed. In all, over 1,632 volunteers donated 4,900 hours to remove 355.35 cubic yards of trash, 1,904 tires and 12,518 lbs of metals. It was an amazing effort and we are grateful for all of our volunteers and their hard work and dedication towards making our area rivers and riparian corridors cleaner, healthier and more beautiful for all.
Next year we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Operation Clean Stream. We hope you will join us for this historic event.
Enjoy these pictures from this year’s clean up and check out our Facebook page for more pictures from our work sites.