Stream Clean-Up: Kingsville (FULL)
November 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
**Registration for this event is closed to the general public. We have reserved several spots for Republic Services’ volunteers. If you have any questions about registering, contact Amy Young by email***
Do your part to keep our local waterways clean! Spend a morning removing trash along a section of Big Gunpowder Falls.
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
Volunteers are needed to clean a section of Big Gunpowder Falls in Kingsville. This clean-up project is part of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s Better Waterways fall clean-up campaign. We are seeking individual volunteers and volunteer groups to spend several hours picking up garbage 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.
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: Please arrive by 9:45 am to sign in. Clean up begins at 10:00 am and goes to 12:00 pm.
Location: Gunpowder Falls State Park, 10400 Jones Road, Kingsville, MD 21087. Head east on Pulaski Hwy (Route 40) towards White Marsh past Double T Diner and Eastern Sanitary Landfill (Days Cove Rd). Continue on Route 40 for just over a mile and turn left onto Jones Road. Head down road and there will be a forested area on left with parking lot for Gunpowder Falls State Park. You have gone too far on Route 40 if you get to the intersection with Joppa Farm Road.
What to wear/bring: Work gloves will be provided, but you may bring your own if you like. Close-toed shoes that can get wet are mandatory; rubber boots or waders (optional) are recommended. Wear long pants and long sleeves, and bring sun protection and/or rain gear as appropriate. Water bottles are also recommended.
Questions?: If you have general questions, contact Darcy Herman, Clear Creeks Project Assistant Manager, by email or (410) 780-8618. This site’s Stream Captain is Shannon Davis. If you have questions on the work day, contact Shannon at (443) 388-3814.
Stream Watch Program sponsored by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) in partnership with the Baltimore County Dept. of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and funded by Maryland American Water.