Operation Clean Stream on Missouri Rivers

Meramec River Trips

Help us help you.. Keep our Rivers clean!

Thanks to the help of the St. Louis Open Space Council & their Operation Clean Stream event we are able to get volunteers to help us clean out our three beautiful streams– the Meramec, the Huzzah, and the Courtois. 

Whole group in water with canoes

“Since 1967, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has organized Operation Clean Stream, one of the country’s largest and longest running river restoration projects. The fourth weekend of every August, event volunteers take to the Meramec River and its tributaries, working to undo damage caused throughout the year by flooding, careless littering and the unlawful dumping of trash. Volunteers participate both in canoes and boats, as well as on the shore, in nearby parks, and along nearby trails.

In 2014, 2,225 citizen volunteers weathered 100+ degree days to clean up nearly 500 miles of waterway in the Meramec River basin. Volunteers pulled 2,481 tires and 250 cubic yards of trash, the equivalent of 6 large construction dumpsters, from the river.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own boat and join a team on the river or walk the banks and clean up the parks and greenways in the Watershed.”

Click Here for the Operation Clean Stream Safety Video

Missouri Stream TeamOperation Clean Stream on Missouri Rivers

“When an area is kept free of trash & other debris, visitors are more respectful & reluctant to add trash to the area.” 30-year veteran volunteer, Jerry Castillon

Future Events Coming Soon

We do offer 25% off for guests who would like to come down & volunteer. Valid Sunday through Thursdays, Holidays NOT included.

You can sign up for OSC e-newsletter monthly containing info about upcoming events, volunteers opportunities, and more– Open Space Council – Operation Clean Stream