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YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE

Volunteers for the 11th annual Xstream Cleanup on Saturday, August 9 removed about 33,209 pounds of debris from area waterways and illegal dump sites.

937 bags of trash
237 tires
14 appliances
2 bicycles
13 pieces of furniture
29 TVs
10 mattresses

In addition, volunteers cleared invasive species from about five acres. For full results, click here.

We invite you to like us on Facebook for event updates and other news. Photos from the event can be found there as well.

 

GET YOUR T-SHIRTS AND RIVER ROOTS LIVE TICKETS

If you volunteered for Xstream Cleanup and did not receive a T-shirt or River Roots Live ticket, please call 563-468-4218.

 

FOCUS ON INVASIVE SPECIES

Why remove invasive plants and shrubs? To maintain and beautify natural areas and protect native species. 

Invasive plants are considered so because they spread aggressively, choking out native plants that provide many benefits. Native plants provide food and home for wildlife including birds, butterflies and beneficial insects. Native plants also prevent erosion, cleanse rainwater and provide beauty and a link to our natural history. In natural areas where native plants are able to thrive it is vital to remove exotic, invasive plants.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please visit our Sponsors Page to view the incredible list of sponsors this year. We can not thank them enough for making the event possible.

 

XSTREAM CLEANUP HISTORY


Xstream Cleanup 2014 was the 11th annual Xstream Cleanup! Interested in learning more about past cleanups? Learn about the Xstream Cleanup history. View results from past Xstream Cleanup events. See photos from previous cleanups on our Flickr Page.


 

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Get Involved

There are several ways to stay involved with the health and quality of local waters throughout the year. Here are upcoming opportunities:


 
August 12
Channel Cat Talk: River Landscape Mosaic. Visit www.riveraction.org.

August 20
United Way Day of Caring. Volunteer opportunity for storm-drain marking in Davenport, and much more.

August 22-24
Lower Wapsi River Cleanup Project: www.lwrcp.org

August 27
Riverine Walk: State of the River
www.riveraction.org