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.


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


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.

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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!


Volunteer Opportunities
Spring Calendar

Street Cleanup
8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 11, 2017:
Rock River at Vandruff Island (Rock Island) Help clean up in Rock Island. Register by phone (309-738-2394) or e-mail.

Corridor Cleanup
8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017: Locations in Davenport. Lend a hand to clean up litter and debris, and help make Davenport's city gateways sparkle!
Register online.

Big Island Invasive Species Removal
9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017: Big Island (Milan).
Join Big Island Soil & Water Preservation Association as they clean up litter, perform trail maintenance, and get the natural areas on Big Island looking spiffy for spring and summer recreation.14 years and older only, please.
Register online.

Tree Wrapping with LL&W
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, March 30-Sunday, April 2, 2017: East Moline Bus Garage.
 Join Chad Pregracke's team as they prep trees for planting with the MillionTrees Project. Learn more and register online.

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.

Tree Planting
8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017: Location TBD
. Plant trees 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.

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.