Mission: Clean Stream
Rotary Park, 2577 W. Meyer Rd.
Join hundreds of volunteers to help restore the Peruque and Dry Branch creeks. These streams are important to the health of our community and support a variety of wildlife and land uses. Register as an individual, family or organization (ages 6 and older). Register by MAR 26, to guarantee a free T-shirt. Following the clean up, volunteers are invited to return to Rotary Park for a light lunch and the GM Earth Day Festival.
At the festival, enjoy hands-on activities for all ages, raffles, live demonstrations, and music. You can sample green products, check out local artisans and organization's booths. Don't forget to stop by the Wentzville Parks and Recreation Arbor Days booth. Free seedlings to resident card holders.
2017 Mission: Clean Stream:
Nearly 300 volunteers helped restore Peruque and Dry Branch Creeks by participating in Wentzville's annual Mission: Clean Stream. In two hours the volunteers removed over 5,400 pounds of trash from seven different sites. Click on the image above to view 2017 Mission: Clean Stream and GM Earth Day Festival photos.
Most common find: plastic bags and plastic bottles
Unusual finds: a bumper, wallet, and lots of pop-tart wrappers
2017 Event Schedule
April 7, 2018
Rotary Park, 2577 W. Meyer Rd.
|8:00 a.m.- noon||Run for the Rivers 5K & Kids Fun Run|
|8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.||GM Earth Day Festival|
|8:30 a.m.||M:CS Volunteer Sign In & Site Assignments|
|9-11 a.m.||Stream Cleanup|
|11 a.m.-1 p.m.||Seldom Fed Five Band|
GM Earth Day Festival
Festival attendees enjoy live bluegrass music while they visit interactive demonstrations and green vendors! 2017 activities included eco-artists, Living History Reenactors, handmade crafts for kids with CraftMonster, Children's Hospital and Wentzville Parks.
Vendor Booth Application
Run for the Rivers 5K & One-Mile Fun Run
Have a great time running through the beautiful setting at Rotary Park! Proceeds support local watershed projects and Greenway Network's clean water initiatives. Walk-ins are welcome.
- 5K: $25 (includes a T-shirt)
- One-Mile Fun Run: $10
Sign up at Big River Running!
M:CS Volunteer Tips
- Volunteers need to provide their own transportation to sites.
- Dress for the weather. Bring gloves, water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots—no flip-flops or sandals.
- Trash is messy! Long pants and insect repellent are recommended.
- Save time at check-in. Bring this form for each participant (must sign in advance for volunteers under 18 participating without a parent):
In Wentzville, 230 volunteers made a difference in our community by joining almost a thousand others across St. Charles County to remove trash from creeks and streets. Locally, they helped restore Peruque, Crossroads and Dry Branch Creeks. Here's what they accomplished in just two hours:
- 8,440 pounds of trash removed from streams
- 8 tires
- 4,600 pounds of electronics recycled
- Most common find: plastic bags and plastic bottles
- Unusual find: seatbelts, skid steer tracks, shopping carts and money