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Written by Brandy Walvaert   
Monday, 07 July 2014 13:40

QUAD-CITIES—Xstream Cleanup, presented by Group O and Riverboat Development Authority, is seeking hundreds of volunteers to clean up about 40 sites in the Quad-Cities area on Saturday, August 9 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is open online at

Cleanup sites are located in Bettendorf, Buffalo, Davenport, LeClaire and McCausland, Iowa; and Milan, Moline, Rock Island and Silvis, Illinois.

Volunteers can choose to participate in light-duty or heavy-duty cleanup, storm-drain marking, or invasive plant removal. Removal of invasive plants is a bigger part of the cleanup this year because these harmful species negatively affect water quality in the Quad-Cities and beyond.

No previous cleanup experience is necessary, and supplies will be provided. A parent or guardian must accompany volunteers under the age of 18.

All volunteers registered by July 23 are guaranteed to receive a free T-shirt.

Xstream Cleanup is made possible by generous support provided by the following: Riverboat Development Authority, Group O, Alcoa, Triumph Community Bank, Iowa American Water, Rock Island County Waste Management Agency, Eastern Iowa Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, Wallace's Garden Center, Sears Seating, MidAmerican Energy, McCarthy Bush Corporation, DHL Global Forwarding, Alter Metal Recycling, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, Mel Foster Co., Midas Auto Systems Experts, Eagle View Group— Sierra Club, Radish Magazine, and Quad City Conservation Alliance.

For more information or to register, visit

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