NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release
June 25, 2019
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: REGISTER FOR FLOOD CLEANUP 2019 TODAY!
QUAD-CITIES—Xstream Cleanup, in response to record flooding, is seeking volunteers for a one-day, region-wide flood cleanup on Saturday, June 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Xstream Cleanup volunteers have identified six areas in our region where volunteers can assist in the recovery from the recent flooding.
Multiple cleanup sites are located in Buffalo and Davenport, Iowa; and Hampton and Moline, Illinois.
Volunteers who’d like to help with flood cleanup need to register at www.xstreamcleanup.org.
No previous cleanup experience is necessary, and cleanup supplies such as gloves, dust masks, garbage bags, etc. will be provided by Xstream Cleanup. Volunteers should be prepared to get dirty and are asked to wear old clothes and closed toed shoes. Flood Cleanup 2019 locations are considered heavy duty and will include debris removal. A parent or guardian must accompany volunteers under the age of 18.
All registered volunteers are guaranteed a free Xstream Cleanup Flood 2019 T-shirt.
Xstream Cleanup is made possible by generous support provided by the following: Regional Development Authority, Iowa American Water, Group O, Arconic, TBK Bank, Rock Island County Waste Management Agency, Sears Seating, KWQC, MidAmerican Energy, Alter Metal Recycling, Auto Systems Experts, and Quad City Conservation Alliance.
GET INVOLVED • REGISTER FOR XSTREAM CLEANUP • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Xstream Cleanup began in 2004 as a small-scale cleanup of Duck Creek. Over the last 15 years, the event has removed more than one million pounds of trash from area waterways. For more information about Xstream Cleanup, visit www.xstreamcleanup.org. “Like” Xstream Cleanup on Facebook for event updates.
QUAD-CITIES—Xstream Cleanup, in response to record flooding, held a one-day, region-wide flood cleanup on Saturday, June 29th. This day of action removed 216 bags of debris left from high waters during flooding. Cleanups were held at six locations including areas in Buffalo and Davenport, Iowa; and in Hampton and Moline, Illinois.
A total of 201 volunteers worked 577 hours and collectively gathered 216 bags of trash, 195 tires, and 51 railroad ties from the six designated locations.
Additional items collected included propane tanks, car parts, a semi cab, tables, furniture and doors. Among the cleanup effort volunteers used their strength to remove over 9,000 sandbags and removed 10 cubic yards of muck and silt from a riverfront playground and 20 cubic yards of tree debris from Davenport Riverfront Recreational Trail.
For event photos, find Xstream Cleanup on Facebook or check out www.xstreamcleanup.org.
An additional Flood Cleanup will be held on Saturday, July 13th in Davenport, Iowa on South Concord Street and the Riverfront Recreational Trail. To register and view additional event information check out www.xstreamcleanup.org.
Xstream Cleanup 2019 is possible by generous support provided by the following: Regional Development Authority, Iowa American Water, Group O, Arconic, TBK Bank, Rock Island County Waste Management Agency, Waste Commission of Scott County, Sears Seating, KWQC- TV6, MidAmerican Energy, Alter Metal Recycling, Auto Systems Experts and Quad City Conservation Alliance.