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Duck Creek Wild Creek Cleanup

Duck Creek Wild is hosting an XStream cleanup event “IN” Duck Creek on Saturday, September 15th.

The cleanup will take place in, and along Duck Creek, starting from two locations, one at Northwest Park and one at Junge Park.

Volunteers with canoes and canoeing experience are welcome and encouraged to participate, as we will be cleaning from within Duck Creek and along its banks.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy and protect our water resources.

Aside from leaving the cleanup with a sense of pride in a job well done, participants in the cleanup will have fun, make new friends, and receive a free t-shirt for their efforts to help us improve our community.

Join us!

Date:  Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Check-in and Supply pick-up 8:00 to 8:30 AM, Cleanup 8:30 AM to approximately 11:30 AM.

Who can Participate?  We are looking for up to 12 canoes and 24 individuals to assist with waterway efforts and up to 20 individuals to assist with stream bank efforts at both locations.  Individuals working in the creek must be 18 years of age or older, and must wear a PFD in waters above the knee (PFD not provided).

Description of Project:  Volunteers will be picking up debris adjacent to, along and in Duck Creek. Stream bank debris and litter pickup consists of walking, bending and placing wastes in a bag for disposal and carries little hazard. Cleanup from the waterway requires wading through water which may present slippery and other hazardous conditions. Canoes will be used to collect wastes removed directly from the creek and transport wastes collected to a disposal point. Some debris removal may require additional effort and should only be performed by those able to do so.  Volunteers will receive safety instruction prior to the cleanup.

Other Details:  Volunteers should wear clothing appropriate for weather conditions and to get dirty; rubber boots, waders or old gym shoes and a personal flotation device as needed.  Volunteers may also want to bring a plastic bag or towel to cover the interior of the car in the event participants become wet or muddy during the cleanup.

Locations to be Cleaned:  Duck Creek at/adjacent to Northwest Park and Duck Creek at/adjacent to Junge Park.

Registration is Closed for this Event.