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Stream Team #5462 Cleanup

11/5/2022 | Bennett Spring State Park | Lebanon, MO

Bennett Spring Stream Team #5462 will be holding its annual cleanup at Bennett Spring State Park, from the spring head to the Niangua River. All are welcome to participate.

Those wanting to help streamside or on land do not need to register in advance, but we ask that these volunteers check in with coordinators at the spring head. This group will coordinate with Patricia Chambers, naturalist.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SCUBA DIVING AND IS DUE BY OCT. 14. All certified divers and clubs are welcome. The coordinator for diving will be James Presley, an open water diver instructor, service technician and level 7 diver. He will be assisting Stream Team #5462 with coordinating underwater cleanup in all three spring zones. Those wanting to assist by diving for trash should bring a scuba cylinder and cold-water gear, as the water is spring fed and chilly. The objective of these dives is to clean up trash and debris below the surface. Our hope is that divers will remove fishing line, lures and any other items from the park waters, while other participants clean up topside around the park.

New this year, participants have the opportunity to preorder by email lunch from Old 76 Smokehouse, an event T-shirt and scuba air tank fills for the day. Please email for scuba registration paperwork and/or more details regarding scuba diving packages.

  • $25 for current Land Locked Scuba Club members
  • $50 for nonmembers
  • $30 for non-divers

For more information, contact the Bennett Spring nature center at 417-532-3925.

Click here to read the news release.

Event Time 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Photos from 2021 Event:
Members of the Diventures diving group pose in front of their white pickup truck and hold up banners for their organization
Divers entering the water
Cleanup participants stand behind items they removed from the water, such as tires and nets

Bennett Spring State Park is located at:

26250 Highway 64A, Lebanon, MO | 417-532-4338