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Friday, March 13, 2009

Third-Annual Spring Creek Clean Up is April 11th

It's that time of year again-
to get the trash before the creek does!

We hope many will join us for a fun and community building day to clean up and see our creek first hand.
The past two years volunteers removed three tons of trash from this very short segment of Richland Creek. This area of the creek repeatedly receives trash from upstream inflow, street litter and illegal dumping.
Trash produces pollution that impacts water quality and is harmful to aquatic life.

Meet us at 9 AM at the parking lot adjacent to the creek on Charlotte Pike. This is just east of Las Palmas Mexican restaurant, in the 5500 block and west of 54th Avenue North. There will be a tent and sign visible from the street. Please park at the church on 54th avenue, just off Charlotte Avenue and a half block from registration tent, to provide retailers plenty of parking for their customers and a safe area for event volunteers.  Click on the map above to enlarge and see parking and event locations.

Email us at and let us know you are coming and so we can get a good head count for supplies.  We are grateful to our business sponsors for providing the volunteer provisions- sandwiches from the Charlotte Pike Jack in the Box restaurant, water and ice from Krogers and for the Port-A-Pot provided by Blinker-Lite.  We also appreciate the continued support from Metro Water Services and Metro Public Works for providing trash bags, gloves and debris removal. Together~ we make a difference.

This creek segment has steep slopes with several types of hazards and is at a busy intersection so children are not recommended.  All volunteers are required to sign waivers at event and those under 18 will need an adult signature.

See you there!
Richland Creek Watershed Alliance