Operation Clean Stream 50 as told through Bumper Stickers

Looking back on our colorful history

Celebrating Operation Clean Stream 50

St. Louis is a town that loves bumper stickers. And Operation Clean Stream participants are especially fond of their annual event bumper sticker. As part of our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Operation Clean Stream, we thought it would be fun to take a trip back in time and peruse some of our bumper stickers from throughout the years.

1970s-1980s: Early bumper stickers reflected the style of the times through font and color choices.

1978: Operation Clean Stream 11                                                        1980: Operation Clean Stream 13

 

1981: Operation Clean Stream 14                                                                      1984: Operation Clean Stream 17

 

1985: Operation Clean Stream 18                                                                   1986: Operation Clean Stream 19

 

 

1987: Operation Clean Stream 20                                                        1988: Operation Clean Stream 21

 

1990s: Early 1990s designs are reminiscent of laser backgrounds in school photos while mid-late 1990s designs focus on nature and radiating waves.

1991: Operation Clean Stream 24                                                           1992: Operation Clean Stream 25

 

1993: Operation Clean Stream 26                                                                     1994: Operation Clean Stream 27

 

1995: Operation Clean Stream 28                                                            1996: Operation Clean Stream 29

 

1997: Operation Clean Stream 30                                                               1998: Operation Clean Stream 31

 

1999: Operation Clean Stream 32

 

2000s: The 2000s concentrated on a consistent design and message of Keeping Our Rivers Clean.

2000: Operation Clean Stream 33                                                          2001: Operation Clean Stream 34

 

2005: Operation Clean Stream 38                                                              2006: Operation Clean Stream 39

 

2007: Operation Clean Stream 40

 

2010s: The current decade has showcased a more diverse collection of color and design styles.

2010: Operation Clean Stream 43                                                           2011: Operation Clean Stream 44

 

2014: Operation Clean Stream 47                                                  2015: Operation Clean Stream 48

 

2016: Operation Clean Stream 49

 

After so many years of Operation Clean Stream, it’s no surprise that we’ve had such a wide variety of artwork. What is your favorite Operation Clean Stream bumper sticker? And what would you design to commemorate our 50th year of river restoration?