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

Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982

At Brightside St. Louis, our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by educating, engaging and inspiring St. Louisans to make our region cleaner, greener and more environmentally sustainable.

From graffiti removal to our sustainable Demonstration Garden to the daffodils that sprout their blooms all around town, Brightside St. Louis is the city’s oldest and most comprehensive nonprofit cleaning and greening organization. Check out our work 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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St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium Success!

The rain held off and a large crowd gathered for a fun morning of learning about and discussing native plants in our community! We are thankful for everyone who attended and all of the knowledgeable experts who volunteered their time and expertise.

Our Partner Showcase Presentation included a wealth of information about native plant resources and organizations in the St. Louis region. We had so many requests for the showcase to be made available that we went ahead and put it on our website in easy to view and downloadable pdf format!

The technical workshops offered this year were a huge hit! Plant Health CareThe Dirt on SoilsLess Work, More Nature: Design and Create a Lower-Maintenance Native Garden; and Natives, Cultivars, & Varieties, Oh My! were all led by experts in the field and offered practical solutions to common native garden inquiries. 

We look forward to working with Neighbors Naturescaping applicants in the coming months. If you are interested in applying for a Neighbors Naturescaping project, applications are available until June 20th. Please email for a digital copy or visit our office for a paper application.

We hope to see even more smiling faces next time! 

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