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Earth Day Stream Clean Up – Loch Raven Reservoir – CANCELLED

April 25 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Do your part to keep our local waterways clean! Spend a morning hiking in and removing trash along a section of Loch Raven Reservoir as a part of Project Clean Stream and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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 Loch Raven Reservoir in Cockeysville. We are seeking individual volunteers and volunteer groups to spend several hours picking up and bagging trash, which we will then pile in a location for later pick-up. Volunteers will need to hike in to (and out from) the site, which takes about 35-45 minutes to reach on foot.

This event is perfect for college students, faith groups, corporate groups, families, individuals and neighbors! Children must be at least 13 years old and accompanied by an adult. Community service learning hours are available for students.


Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Time: Please arrive by 9:15 am to sign in  Clean up begins at 9:30 am and goes to 12:30 pm.

Location: Loch Raven Reservoir near Cockeysville. Since there is limited parking at the trailhead, we are currently figuring out the best location to meet and potentially carpool. It will depend on how many volunteers sign up. We will contact all registered volunteers by email with detailed driving directions as the event date approaches.

What to wear/bring:  Work gloves will be provided, but you may bring your own if you like. We will provide trash bags. Close-toed shoes that can get wet are mandatory; rubber boots or waders (optional) are recommended. Wear long pants and long sleeves, as we will be moving through some brush to reach the clean-up area. Bring sun protection and/or rain gear as appropriate. Water bottles are also recommended; we will provide some light snacks, but we encourage you to bring your own favorite snacks that you know personally will keep you energized!

Questions?: Contact Darcy Herman, Clear Creeks Project Assistant Manager, by email or (410) 780-8618.


April 25
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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MD United States


Darcy Herman @ Gunpowder Valley Conservancy