Volunteer Information

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!

When? Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year, with most cleanup events being held in spring and fall.

Where? Volunteers are needed for events around the Quad-Cities, in both Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois.

How do I participate? Anyone interested in making a difference in cleaning up, maintaining, and beautifying our natural areas and waterways is encouraged to participate. No previous experience is necessary!

volunteers.jpg What do I need? Your cleanup organizer will let you know what you need to wear or bring the day of the cleanup. Any questions you have should be directed to the organizer.

However, in general, it's a good idea to wear a pair of rubber boots or old gym shoes. Do not wear sandals! Wear long pants. Normally, cleanup supplies such as bags, gloves, and litter tongs are provided to you. You are welcome to bring your own personal cleanup supplies, equipment, rubber boots, or hip waders if desired.

Depending on the weather, remember to wear sunscreen and/or bug spray. You may also want to bring a towel or plastic bag to cover the interior of your car should you get wet or muddy during the event.



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

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

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

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

6/16/18 (Sat) 8:00-11:00am
Vandruff's Island - Rock Island/Milan
River/Stream Cleanup
Email Ali Letts to register -

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

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!