Before the Bear Creek Park and shoreline before our April 20, 2013 Cleanup
Photos showing the conditions of Bear Creek Park and Bear Creek shoreline before our cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. All the assistance from volunteers and sponsors is greatly appreciated!

This cleanups and several other re are running in April will be in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake ‘s Annual Project Clean Stream Event.

Our cleanups are part of an ongoing effort clean the entire stream by 2014 in preparation for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration. (Bear Creek has been noted as one of the highlighted location on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail) The creek played a rather significant part in the Battle of North Point which took place on September 12, 1814. The British used the creek to disembark troops in their attempt to capture Baltimore. This important part of our history should not be left the eyesore it currently is.

Remember, there plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We will need every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the Clean Up. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we can use people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to work the grills as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. Please feel free to pass this information on to other who might be interesting in helping as well. As my grandfather always said, “Many hands makes the work light”. We run our cleanups as a family event with all age groups welcome by developing plenty of ways for volunteers to participate.

You can learn more about us through our website at: become our friend on FaceBook, Google+ or follow us on Twitter and/or join the Clean Break and Cheese Creek Group. You can also see photos of our past cleanups on Flickr and our videos on YouTube. You can also subscribe to out Electronic Newsletter.

If you have any comments or questions please contact us. Thank you again for your interest!
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