The Missouri Department of Conservation has two events scheduled to ensure the area’s waterways are in tiptop shape for summer. A Riverfront Clean-Up is set for Saturday, April 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. Naturalists, biologists and volunteers at this event will tackle trash along the riverfront in downtown Cape Girardeau, at Cape Rock and at Red Star Access. Bashin’ Trash: Cape LaCroix Creek is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. For this event, the Nature Center partners with the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department to clean up Cape LaCroix Creek during the city’s annual Park Day. The group will meet at the 4-H shelter in Arena Park to divide and conquer the day’s trash task between Walden Park and the Shawnee Sports Complex. Lunch and t-shirts will be provided at the end of the event. To volunteer, call 573-290-5218.