Volunteers Restore the Meramec Watershed
What an amazing year for Operation Clean Stream! Nearly 2,000 citizens came out for a beautiful weekend filled with tire plucking, trash hauling, boat riding, water-wading good times! This year marked the 50th anniversary of Operation Clean Stream, one of the largest and longest river restoration projects in America!
We invite you to scroll down to see some images throughout the Meramec Watershed, visit our Facebook photo album and see images shared, and become a member of the Open Space Council and ensure that this work continues in the St. Louis Region!
Special thanks to Monsanto, Missouri American Water, theMetropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Great Rivers Greenway, the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr Family Foundation, Boeing Employees Community Fund, Meramec Valley Bank, the Rio Vista Fund and so many more for supporting this year’s event!
We’re gotten almost all of our Operation Clean Stream trip leader reports in and the data is below….
|Project Locations||Attendance||Trash (Cubic Yds.)||Tires||Metals|
|Big River, Lower||182||19||255||2283|
|Big River, Upper||10||0||276.1||0|
|Upper Meramec, Huzzah, Courtois||239||27||66||612|