UPDATE: The Bear Creek cleanup that had been scheduled for Saturday, September 13 has been postponed because of high water as the result of the heavy rains earlier in the week.

The cleanup will be rescheduled. For more information, contact Stream Team Coordinator Brian Chaplin.


Anyone with the desire to do something constructive on a Saturday morning is invited to the annual Bear Creek Cleanup in Hannibal September 13.

The 1819 Hannibal Stream Team heads up the effort from 9 a.m. till noon Saturday. If you'd like to help, come to the Dempsey Dog Park at 6th and Ely.

Volunteers get a Stream Team t-shirt, with gloves, water and snacks also available.

The last Bear Creek cleanup netted four truck loads of junk and recyclables. The usual array of trash, along with items like tires and shopping carts wind up on the banks of Bear Creek during the course of the year.

Stream Team Coordinator Brian Chaplin and Hannibal Parks & Rec's Mary Lynne Richards were guests on KHMO's Talk Back: