A total of 34 volunteers participated in last week's Stream Team Day, according to Edie Billings of the Department of Public Works and Streets.

Over 6,500 pounds of debris was collected by a total of 34 volunteers who participated in last week's Stream Team Day in Hannibal, according to Edie Billings of the Department of Public Works and Streets.

Billings says the Oct. 8 clean-up effort, sponsored by the 1819 Hannibal StreamTeam, focused on cleaning up trash mainly in the downtown and Bear Creek areas. All totaled 6,520 pounds of items were hauled off during the work day.

Volunteers during the clean-up effort included personnel from the Hannibal Board of Public Works. Also participating was Jeff LaGarce, city manager. Street Department employees were also involved by helping haul off the trash that was collected.

Brian Chaplin, Public Works superintendent, reports this was the second Stream Team Clean-up event of the year. The first event took place in April when more than 50 volunteers from the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, city of Hannibal, Historic Hannibal Marketing Council and Central Park Neighborhood Association, removed around 500 pounds of trash.