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Columbia Crawdads Stream Team is a city-wide monthly stream cleanup event, every second Saturday of the month, where volunteers work together to clean area streams. The result is a healthier watershed and attractive community. Volunteers are provided trash bags. Sites are led by trained volunteers and supporting staff on the day of the event.
Staff provide a location appropriate for you, your family, organization or group. The site is announced 48 hours before the event Everyone can participate! This event is appropriate for individuals, and groups of all sizes and people of all ages and abilities.
Supplies are provided. Please contact the Public Works
Stormwater Educator, Mike Heimos, at 817-6447 if you would like to volunteer.
Year round, volunteers spend time in Columbia's streams, sprucing up the banks and removing trash from the stream bed.
No experience necessary! Volunteers and groups are needed to clean streams for approximately 2 hours, every second Saturday of each month!
Supplies are provided. Please contact the Public Works Stormwater Educator, Mike Heimos, at 817-6447 if you would like to volunteer.
Why is litter pick up so important to our city? Each piece of street litter finds its way to our watershed and the litter created here in Columbia affects the environment around the world!
All storm drains on city, county, neighborhood and campus streets drain directly to local waterways. Any substance that goes into a storm drain goes directly into a local stream. Streams are everywhere if you live in Columbia; chances are you have one in your own backyard or live within minutes of a local waterway.
The rain water from parking lots and surface streets is not treated at the local wastewater treatment plant. Citizens are needed to help collect and pick up trash and debris from our waterways to help keep our drinking water and local wildlife safe and healthy.