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Better Waterways Clean-Up
11/23/2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Do your part to keep our local waterways clean!
With assistance from over 10,000 volunteers, the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy has removed over 240 tons of trash from streams and creeks in the Gunpowder Watershed. We need YOUR help to continue the task of removing refuse that jeopardizes the health of our waterways and the animals that call them home.
We are seeking individual volunteers and volunteer groups to spend several hours picking up trash in and around our local streams. Perfect for students, Scout troops, faith groups, corporate groups, families, individuals and neighbors! Children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult. Community service learning hours available.
Interested in taking your service to the next level? You can receive training to become a Stream Captain and lead a clean-up in your neighborhood! Contact Darcy Herman, Clear Creeks Project Assistant Program Manager, to learn more.
This event is rain or shine.
This year we are trying a different approach to connecting volunteers to our Better Waterways stream clean-ups! We will be posting individual events on our calendar of events. While many clean-ups will occur on Saturday, November 23rd, there may also be opportunities on other days in November. Each event will have the general location’s name in its title (e.g. Stream Clean-Up – Cockeysville).
- Stream Clean–Up: Cockeysville (November 16, 10 am – 1 pm) – FULL
- Stream Clean-Up: Carney (November 23, 10 am – 12 pm) – FULL
- Stream Clean-Up: Kingsville (November 23, 10 am – 12 pm) – FULL
- Stream Clean-Up: Parkville (November 23, 10 am – 12 pm) – FULL
What to wear: Bring your own work gloves. Wear rubber boots, (we will be cleaning trash stuck on debris in the water as well), pants, long sleeve top, and hat. Bring rain gear and your own water bottle. Trash bags and light refreshments will be provided.
This event is part of the Clear Creeks Project’s Stream Watch Program sponsored by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and funded by Maryland American Water.