Now that most of the flood waters have flowed past, it's time for a major clean up in Hannibal. Volunteers are needed for a Bear Creek Cleanup on Saturday July 13 to help clean up the trash and debris that remains after the flooding. Bear Creek is a tributary of the Mississippi River that runs on Hannibal's south side.  It's a major source of flooding when the Mississippi overflows.  This Stream Team cleanup is the first-ever event of its kind after a flood.  Organizers hope to remove a large amount of trash and debris from the area in order to conserve and protect Bear Creek and the Sodalis Nature Preserve.

Volunteers should meet anytime from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve, 700 Ely St.The event is cosponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and the Hannibal Board of Public Works. The 1819 Stream Team is providing gloves and trash bags.

Stream Team t-shirts will be available for participants.