Friday, April 1, 2011

Let's Go! - Creek Clean Up Day

Mark your calendars for 9:30 am, May 14th. That's when Taiga Trekkers along with the Anchorage Outdoor Family Network will participate in the annual event hosted by the Anchorage Waterways Council as part of the Let's Go - PLAY, SERVE, CELEBRATE initiative sponsored by the Children & Nature Network.

We will meet at Tikishla Park and work to clean up along the banks of the Chester Creek watershed area. At 12:00 we we will meet at Valley of the Moon Park for a free BBQ with the Anchorage Waterways Council.

The AWC describes the event on there website as this:

"It’s a day where nearly 1,000 volunteers throughout Anchorage put on boots and gloves to clean the trash from local streams and waterways. This effort improves habitat for fish and other critters and helps humans thrive too! 
Each year, volunteers remove several tons of trash. The Anchorage Waterways Council needs folks, families and teams to pitch in and make a difference. Sign up for volunteering here.

Creek CleanupThe effort was organized in 1984 when Mayor Tony Knowles called for a group of citizens to organize around improving the health of creeks. The event  spawned the Anchorage Waterways Council—which still tirelessly protects, restores and enhances the creeks of Anchorage. Anchorage Waterways Council  organizes this event each year through generous financial and inkind donations from the Municipality, the business community, and individuals. "

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