Making St. Louis a cleaner, greener, better place to live!

Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982

From graffiti removal to Blitz to the daffodils that sprout their blooms all around town, Brightside St. Louis is the city’s oldest and most comprehensive not-for-profit cleaning and greening group. Learn more about what we’re doing to grow an even more beautiful St. Louis!

Brightside is funded through donations from individuals, companies and foundations and by a grant from HUD and the St. Louis Community Development Administration.

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2017 Was A Great Year!

….Now let’s make 2018 even better!

Because of the generous support of friends and volunteers like you in 2017, together we:

  • Removed 360,000+ square feet of graffiti from over 5,000 homes, businesses, schools and churches
  • Enhanced green spaces with 200,000 annuals and 30,000 native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees along with daffodils and tulips
  • Invested over 23,000 volunteer hours in cleaning and greening activities that make St. Louis neighborhoods better places to live and downtown more inviting
  • Restored habitat for butterflies, bees and other pollinators at 29 neighborhood gardens and prepared 30 acres for pollinator habitat along the St. Louis Riverfront
  • Increased recycling by engaging 1,600 school children and providing 6,100 in-home recycling bins
  • Taught garden visitors about native plants, conservation practices and managing storm water
  • Incorporated energy-saving practices at our office and garden including solar panels, a white roof and LED lighting

We are looking forward to accomplishing even more in 2018 with your continued support for our cleaning and greening programs!

We need your help.

Your donations allow us to do what we do. Please help!

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