St. Charles County will celebrate Earth Day with Mission Clean Stream and a festival at Wentzville’s Rotary Park on Saturday, April 11.
The festival at Rotary Park kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with a send-off for Mission Clean Stream workers. Families of the workers are encouraged to stay at the festival to explore work by local artisans and to get connected to, and preserve nature with hands-on activities like making upcycled crafts. The festival will feature vendors and organizations that can help you and your family make a real difference in the world.
The festival’s Green Heroes program lets kids earn a very special award by learning about the environment at the festival. The Living History Company’s gypsy book traders will be on hand to barter with children for gently used books.
The Stream Trash ART (START) project, created by Ralph Rollins, offers the chance to watch artists use recycled materials and salvaged metal pulled from the streams to create new works of eco-art.
Mission: Clean Stream volunteers from St. Charles County and the communities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake Saint Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles and Wentzville will join with Greenway Network and Missouri River Relief to remove trash from local streams and lakes.
Mission: Clean Stream started as a joint effort to pick up litter from publicly accessible creek areas. Today, Mission: Clean Stream has evolved into a challenge for thousands to do make a serious effort in reducing the amount of trash in waterways across the county in just two hours. Families, organizations and individuals can participate by calling the nearest community to register. Hurry, registration fills fast!
- Dardenne Prairie (636) 755-5308
Meet at City Hall – 2032 Hanley Rd. Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
- Cottleville firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at City Hall – 5490 Fifth Street Cottleville, MO 63304
- Wentzville (636) 332-9236
Meet at Rotary Park – 2577 W. Meyer Rd Foristell, MO 63348
- Lake Saint Louis (636) 695-4221
Meet at Jefferson Point
- O’Fallon (636) 379-5408
Meet at Westhoff Park
- St. Charles (636) 949-3237
Meet at Lewis & Clark Boathouse
- Riverlands (636) 498-0772
Meet at Riverlands
- Storm Drain Marking (636) 498-0772 Meet at Rotary Park – 2577 W. Meyer Rd Foristell, MO 63348
The day will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration at one of the rendezvous locations listed above. Everyone is asked to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring gloves–Trash is messy! Transportation is not provided. Breakfast or lunch will be served depending upon location. All participants are encouraged to go to the GM Earth Day Festival at Rotary Park for lunch.
This community-wide event is sponsored by the cities above, General Motors Foundation, Pat Jones, Greenway Network, Inc., Missouri Stream Team, Great Rivers Greenway and Wal-Mart. Financial donations to this worthwhile project are also appreciated for supplies and to defray the cost of tire disposal. Contributions can be made through Greenway Network at http://greenwaynetwork.org, email@example.com or by calling (636) 498-0772.