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EARLY SPRING SUCCESSES

It's hard to believe that the first quarter of 2017 is already wrapping up! Read all about our results from early spring events by clicking the graphic below:

THREE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Want to help? Here are three ways to get involved with Xstream Cleanup this year:

1. Register for one of the events listed on the right side of this page. Trust us, it'll be fun!

2. Organize a small cleanup with a group of friends. Learn more.

3.  Orchestrate an Xstream Cleanup. Learn more.

LOOKING FOR WHAT'S NEW?

Check out what our volunteers have been up to! View our 2016 Snapshot of Success.

XSTREAM CLEANUP IS YEAR-ROUND!

Xstream Cleanup now provides more ways for you to make a difference! A variety of events held throughout the year have replaced the annual, large-scale cleanup previously held in August.

Check the list located on the right side of this page for links to great environmental events to get you moving. We’ll update this page quarterly and send an email to all our followers with upcoming opportunities—so subscribe by entering your email in the box above.

Have questions or feedback? Please contact us at info@xstreamcleanup.org. Stay connected with us on Facebook, too!


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

The work of Xstream Cleanup volunteers receives important support from many important, longtime sponsors.

Visit our Sponsors Page to see who's making a difference!

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Volunteer Opportunities
2017 Spring-Summer Calendar

Moline Litter Cleanup
3 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017: Meet at Moline High School. Join MHS students to cleanup for Earth Day. Learn more and register by contacting Kate Helms at k8helms98@gmail.com.

Cleanup & Garlic Mustard Pull
8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017: Nahant Marsh (Davenport). Get your hands dirty with Nahant for their annual spring cleanup. Register online.

MAiZE Earth Day Cleanup
9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017: Downtown Davenport.
Clean up downtown with the Figge Art Museum as part of their MAize Earth Day Event, which includes plastic-bottle cornstalk construction with artist Jean Shinn. Register online.

Cleanup & Greenup
8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017: Location TBD
. Plant trees and clean up litter with Davenport Public Works. Learn more and register online.

Street Cleanup
9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017: Downtown Rock Island
. Meet up with Keep Rock Island Beautiful to clean up downtown and have some fun! Sign up: 309-786-1334.

Invasive Species Removal
9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 6, 2017: Black Hawk State Historic Site (Rock Island)
. Help remove harmful plants from natural areas with Keep Rock Island Beautiful. Poison ivy is a possibility; wear long sleeves, pants and closed-toed shoes. Register: (309) 786-1334.

Bettendorf in Bloom
8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017:
Meet at the QC Waterfront Convention Center to help clean up litter and beautify the city.
Register online.

Tree Nursery Maintenance
9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 13, 2017: Living Lands & Waters Tree Nursery (Davenport)
. Help clean up the tree nursery by weeding and performing other tasks. Learn more and register online.

Rock River Cleanup
9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017: Meet at Backwater Gamblers Park, 44th Street @ the Rock River (Rock Island). Clean up litter and beautify Rock Island. Register: (309) 786-1334.

Tree Nursery Maintenance
9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 17, 2017: Living Lands & Waters Tree Nursery (Davenport)
. Help clean up the tree nursery by weeding and performing other tasks. Learn more and register online.

Ben Butterworth Parkway Cleanup
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 17, 2017: Sierra Club Eagle View Group Mississippi River Cleanup (Moline).
Register by e-mailing Kristen Bergren.