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Second Annual Event A Huge Success
The numbers are in, and they are impressive.
1,550 citizens in 6 communities removed almost 9.5 tons of litter and debris from the Fountain Creek Watershed during Creek Week 2015 (September 26-October 4th).
This year’s event drew more than twice the participants and collected over 2 tons more than last year’s inaugural cleanup, thanks to new Steering Committee members, generous sponsors and hard working volunteers of all ages.
New this year was a fundraiser at Fieldhouse Brewing Company – they created a special “Creek Week IPA”, a promotion for volunteers at Navajo Hogan, insulated water bottles as prizes, heavy duty gloves and trash grabbers for volunteers to keep, a commercial and newspaper ads.
The goals of Creek Week are about fostering stewardship, raising awareness of our waterways, and making the area cleaner and safer for all to enjoy. Comments from participants about their experiences were very favorable – most indicated that they would like to see more cleanups throughout the year, that they were more aware of their impacts on our water, and that they would get involved again in the future.
The Steering Committee looks forward to continued growth and expansion of Creek Week in the coming years including increased participation, development of watershed education materials and resources for teachers, coupon books for volunteers, and in-water teams…
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