July 22, 2019, Hannibal, MO —The Hannibal Board of Public Works and Hannibal Parks and Recreation would like to send a most sincere thank you to the 60 volunteers that came out on Saturday July 13th to help clean up Bear Creek and Sodalis Nature Preserve after the flood.

Alan Bowen, 4th Ward Councilman, was among the volunteers, stating “It’s nice to see so many citizens come out on their Saturday morning to help clean up fourth ward in the Sodalis Nature Preserve and Bear Creek area.” A 20-yard dumpster of trash was collected and will be disposed of properly. Among the debris that was collected included parts of a washing machine, shopping cart, box spring and mattress, and 16 tires. If you are interested in learning more about the City of Hannibal’s Stream Team #1819 and how to get involved, contact Andrea Campbell at 573-221-8050 ext 6043.

Keep an eye out for another volunteering opportunity for the City of Hannibal in the upcoming weeks to help remove sandbags from the levee. “We had such a great response from the community when the river was rising for help getting sandbags ready to protect the town, now as we get back to normal, we could really use the assistance for removing those bags from the levee,” stated Mary Lynne Richards with the Hannibal Parks Department.

We all share responsibility in keeping our community’s streets and waterways clean. If you have witnessed illegal dumping, or other act that may be in violation, you can report it by calling the HBPW’s stormwater department at 573-221-8050, or anonymously report the incident online at the HBPW Illicit Discharge web page.