The Bear Creek cleanup is April 27
The 1819 Hannibal Stream Team is sponsoring a Bear Creek cleanup April 27. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon and will meet at the parking lot next to the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center. Brian Chaplin, project manager and city liaison for the Missouri Stream Team program, encourages participation. “Cleanup projects are valuable learning experiences,” he said. “A Saturday morning spent collecting litter from Bear Creek establishes a connection between the citizens of Hannibal and the waterway that runs through their community. Citizens are able to see, first-hand, the impacts of their cleanup efforts on the condition of the stream and quality of the water.” To be guaranteed a t-shirt, register by April 3 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 221-0154. Gloves and supplies will be provided, along with snacks and water. A parent or guardian must accompany participants 11 and under. A parent and guardian must sign a waiver for anyone under 18. The 1819 Hannibal Stream Team was formed last year to help protect Hannibal’s many waterways. It was so named because Hannibal was founded in 1819. The Missouri Stream Team program was established almost 25 years ago by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Department of Natural Resources and the Conservation Federation of Missouri.