2017 Operation Clean Stream

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2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Operation Clean Stream!

Since 1967, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has organized Operation Clean Stream, one of the country’s largest and longest running river restoration projects. The fourth weekend of every August, event volunteers take to the Meramec River and its tributaries, working to undo damage caused throughout the year by flooding, careless littering and the unlawful dumping of trash. Volunteers participate both in canoes and boats, as well as on the shore, in nearby parks, and along nearby trails.

Murphy’s Operation Clean Stream team consisted of 30 people with 15 canoes collecting items such as tires, trash, cans, bottles, chairs, LP tanks, rugs, tables, a satellite dish and a kayak. #murphygivesback