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Eagle View Group Mississippi River Cleanup by the Numbers!

By Kristen Bergren

16 years ago, Eagle View Group volunteered to be part of the newly formed program from Living Lands & Waters … Adopt –A-River Mile. Our mile was on the Ben Butterworth Parkway. We have held a river cleanup every year since 2001.

2 years ago, Eagle View Group’s river cleanup became part of the restructured Xstream Cleanup which was formerly a one day community event. Now Xstream Cleanup supports individuals and organizations who hold cleanup events.

4 organizations, including Eagle View Group,  worked together to sponsor this year’s cleanup.  Keep Moline Beautiful, American Rivers, Xstream Cleanup and Eagle View Group all contributed to make this day a success by providing grabbers, gloves, t-shirts, trash bags and promoting volunteer signup on their websites.

12 volunteers showed up for this year’s cleanup on Saturday, June 17. Thanks…Mike, Ron, Susie, Alice, Tom, Kathryn, Regina, David, Mike, and moi (in the group photo) and also Lindsey and Erin!

15 bags of trash along with a tire and a giant blue piece of Styrofoam were collected on three miles of the parkway!

1 great morning of volunteerism, it was (Yoda speak)! Our efforts were met with great appreciation from walkers and bicyclists who said thank you as they enjoyed the pathway. There was also an offer of a bottle of water to a volunteer and a wallet found on the rocky shore that was returned to the owner!  Amazingly, one of the volunteers knew the person who had lost it!

At our next Mississippi River cleanup…hope we can count on you too!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Keep Moline Beautiful    www.keepmolinebeautiful.org

American Rivers     www.americanrivers.org

Living Lands & Waters   www.livinglandsandwaters.org

Sierra Club Eagle View Group    www.sierraclub.org/illinois/eagle-veiw




Xstream Cleanup: Changes up and EVG Joins up!

EVG Mississippi River Cleanup is June 18, 2016

by Kristen Bergren

After 12 years, Xstream Cleanup, the one day community event where volunteers picked up trash by our waterways and removed invasive species, now has a bigger mission! It is providing more ways for everyone to make a difference! A variety of events held throughout the year are replacing the annual, large-scale cleanup held in August.

Now you can “team up to clean up” year-round and you can start with Eagle View Group’s annual Mississippi River Clean-up!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm to help clean up a section of Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline. Most of the cleanup is light duty though there are some areas that are a little more difficult. We will meet at the parking lot west of the Captain’s Table’s (4801 River Dr, Moline) parking lot. Look for the Eagle View Group, Sierra Club sign. Bags, gloves and grabbers will be provided.

To help us determine quantity of supplies needed and to receive an Xstream Cleanup t-shirt, please register at the link below.  If you would like to receive a t-shirt, you must register by Saturday, June 4. General registration will continue through June 16.

Register at this link:

Any questions, please contact Jerry Neff (gmnr14@mchsi.com) or Kristen Bergren (ishibook@hotmail.com).

For more information about Xstream Cleanup go to http://www.xstreamcleanup.org