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READY FOR XSTREAM CLEANUP 2014?

Registration is open! Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 9, 2014 and sign up now.

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SITES WITH OPEN REGISTRATION

Updated 7/25/14

24th St. Ravine: 4    (Heavy, IL, Rock Island)
Credit Island: 10 Light; 10 Heavy   (Light or Heavy, IA, Davenport)
Crow Creek WMA: 21    (Light, IA, Davenport)
Fairmount Wetlands: 19     (Invasive species, IA, Davenport)
LL&W Tree Nursery: 20    (Light, IA, Davenport)
Nahant Marsh: 1    (Invasive species, IA, Davenport)
Welcome Way: 10    (Invasive species, IA, Davenport) 

All other sites are full.

 FOCUS ON INVASIVE SPECIES

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

Invasives are plants that have been brought to one region from a different region by humans, either by accident or on purpose.

They are considered invasive 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.


You can make a difference. No experience necessary - all supplies provided - and you don't have to be big and strong.

2014 T-SHIRT COLOR ANNOUNCED



In May we posted three possible colors for the 2014 Xstream Cleanupvolunteer T-shirts on the event's Facebook page and asked you to help select the final color. The winner? A color called "gravel," which is really just a fancy name for light gray. Nice pick, folks!

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 is 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:


 
July 29 or July 31
Channel Cat Talk: Water Quality Testing. Visit www.riveraction.org for details.

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

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

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