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O Captain! My Captain! Be a Project Clean Stream Leader

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Project Clean Stream is the biggest environmental volunteer event of the year. Last year 1,056 volunteers removed 49,697 pounds of trash from neighborhood streams and streets at 47 sites throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County during Project Clean Stream.

This is all possible because of our dedicated site captains, and you can be one! Leading a site is an exhilarating and uplifting way to clean up the waterways in your community.

Regardless of who you get involved –your church group, your family, a neighborhood association, or just some friends – volunteering to clean up streams will make an impact on the environment and on you.

You Can Make a Difference

It is easy! We provide gloves, trash bags, and coordinate trash collection free of charge as long as you register your site online by March 16, 2015.

Cleanups don’t even need to happen next to a stream, because the garbage in our streets eventually ends up in our streams and the Baltimore Harbor. Events can take place anywhere you find trash!

And while April 11 is the official date for Project Clean Stream, any cleanup between March 11 and May 11 will count towards our goals. Leading a Project Clean Stream cleanup may be the most fun thing you do this spring.

Become a Site Captain

Sign up to be a Site Captain and host a cleanup in your neighborhood today; no experience necessary! It’s easy: just follow these step-by-step instructions.

  1. Sign up to be a Site Captain on the Project Clean Stream website!
  2. Fill out the Event Title/Description, Date, Time, Location, and Site Captain details on the online form.
  3. Under (Coordinator Details) verify that Blue Water Baltimore is selected.
  4. If you need help with trash pickup check the box and click “Add Trash Pickup Location”; move the icon to the street where a garbage truck can collect your trash.
  5. Under (Supply Order) check the box so we can take care of ordering your trash bags, gloves, and other cleanup supplies. All supplies are provided FREE to you courtesy of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Just give your best estimate for how many supplies you’ll need.
  6. Click Submit, then save the date for one of our Supply Pickup & Site Captain Training events. Once you register we’ll be in touch to help you sign up for one of these:
    • Thursday, April 2 from 6 pm to8 pm, Blue Water Baltimore office
      (3545 Belair Rd., Baltimore MD)
    • Tuesday, April 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Towson Library
      (320 York Road, Towson, MD)
    • Wednesday, April 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Cylburn Arboretum
      (4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD)