Volunteers at Young Conservation Area Clean-Up 2.0 Event

Removed over 800 pounds of Trash!

Young Conservation Area Clean-Up 2.0 ~ Our Volunteers have done it again!

Check out this Missouri Department of Conservation summary regarding our clean-up this past weekend! Thanks to Brian Waldrop, St. Louis Regional Stream Team Assistant at MDC, for the write-up!

“Another great event put on by the Open Space Council at the Young (Click) Conservation Area, held on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Starting was a bit challenging, but like always, Stream Teamers prevailed. Thirty volunteers braved the chilly weather and the long icy walk to clean up bits and pieces that remained from the original cleanup held on March 27, 2021.

From tiny bits of shingles to tiny shards of glass, to an old chicken coop, endless feet of gutters, to continuous strands of barbed wire, volunteers came through as usual. After two and a half hours of tidying up the place, approximately 1.80 cubic yards of trash was collected, weighing around 800 pounds. The weight of the scrap metal totaled right at 926 pounds. A huge shout-out goes to the Weldon Springs Boy Scout Troop and four League of Watershed Guardians (LoWG)(ST# 5168), who made a huge impact. The scouts for their youthful energy and the LoWG for bringing their expertise to make this cleanup even more efficient. The trash was carried away and taken to the dumpsters stationed at the Club City Cleanup.”

This property is particularly important to our mission at the Open Space Council. In March 2020 OSC helped conserve a 70-acre addition to the Young Conservation Area in LaBarque Creek. To prepare the expansion to open for public use, we will continue our efforts as needed. We’re always looking for residents, organizations, and businesses near the Young Conservation Area to join us in future work at this location so if you or someone you know would be interested please contact andrew@openspacestl.org for more information.

Check out some photos from the event below!