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What is Xstream Cleanup?
Xstream Cleanup is a Quad-Cities initiative to clean up our waterways with the goal of maintaining clean water for drinking, recreation, wildlife and commerce.

Our partners provide fun, worthwhile volunteer opportunities that give you a reason to get out, have fun, get dirty and make a difference!

Illinois Commercial for Xstream Cleanup campaign from MotionSix Creative on Vimeo.



History of Xstream Cleanup

The Xstream Cleanup committee formed in September of 2003 due to the great success of that summer’s Duck Creek Cleanup. Chad Pregracke, of Living Lands & Waters, suggested that the group expand its cleanup efforts outside of Davenport and Bettendorf and into the entire Quad City Area. The suggestion was well received and the planning began.

The 2004 event was held on Saturday, August 28th. Over 1,300 volunteers teamed up to clean up 28 sites and removed over 40 tons, or 80,000 pounds, of debris from area waterways. This included 1,300 bags of trash, 270 tires, 50 pieces of furniture, 45 bicycles, 40 railroad ties, 30 appliances, 18 drums, and much more.

The 2004 event was the first cleanup event of its kind in the history of the Quad City Area. Because of the cooperative effort and the great strides made in improving the community environment, the 2004 event was named:
IOWATER Event of the Year, through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
On the River’s Environmentalists of the Year, through the Quad-City Times
Iowa Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence—Special Recognition in Water Quality

Today the committee includes representatives from Cities of Bettendorf, Davenport, LeClaire, Moline, and Rock Island, as well as representatives from several organizations and businesses throughout the Quad Cities.

2013 marked the ten year anniversary of Xstream Cleanup in the QCA - and that was cause for celebration. Special events were held and videos were created to thank volunteers, sponsors and the community, as well as to promote water quality.


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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Organize a 2018 event of your own!
We'll help you make it a success!

4/21/18 (Sat) 8:30-11:30am
Nahant Marsh - Davenport
Spring Cleanup & Invasive Species Pull
Earth Day Cleanup at the marsh! Cleanup in and around Nahant Marsh in West Davenport Register HERE

4/21/18 (Sat) 9:00-11:30am
Forest Grove Park - Bettendorf
Invasive Species Pull
Volunteers will meet at Forest Grove Park entrance off Spring Creek Dr.
Email Abby Garvis to register
agarvis@bettendorf.org

4/28/18 (Sat) beginning at 8:00am
Cleanup & Greenup - Davenport
Tree Planting, Litter Removal & Invasive Species Pull - Xstream Cleanup events taking place throughout the City of Davenport Register Here

5/5/18 (Sat) 8:00am-noon
Black Hawk Park - Rock Island
Invasive Species Pull
Register with Keep Rock Island Beautiful today and meet on 5/5/18 at the Singing Bird Center at Black Hawk Park 
Register w/ Keep Rock Island Beautiful

5/5/18 (Sat) 9:00-11:00am
Hollowview & Veteran's Memorial Park - Bettendorf
Invasive Species Pull
Volunteers will meet at Hollowview Park's parking lot at 9 am May 5th
Email Steve Gustafson to register
iowagus@hotmail.com

5/8/18 (Sat) 8:00-11:00am
Public Works - Davenport
Water Quality Sampling
Help Xstream Cleanup gather data the condition and quality of area waterways. Lunch provided! Register with Scott Boose at 563.391.1403 x3 or scott.boose@ia.nacdnet.net

6/2/18 (Sat) 10:00-12:00pm
Ben Butterworth Parkway - Moline
River Cleanup
Meet at parking lot west of the Captain's Table parking lot (4801 River Dr)
Email Kristen to register -ishibook@hotmail
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6/16/18 (Sat) 8:00-11:00am
Vandruff's Island - Rock Island/Milan
River/Stream Cleanup
Email Ali Letts to register - Aliletts@gmail.com

6/30/18 (Sat) 9:00 - 11:00am
Devils Glen Park, Bettendorf
River/Stream Cleanup
Volunteers will meet in lower parking lot. 
Please wear closed toe shoes. 
Email Steve Gustafson to register-iowagus@hotmail.com
REGISTRATION IS FULL!

Create Your Own Event!!
Pick a location. Pick a date. And let us know. We'll provide you supplies and if you need it we'll help supply volunteers. Register Your Cleanup Here!