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Volunteers Needed! - Walking Tour Part 1 - Trash and debris in Bread and Cheese Creek before our fall cleanup on 9/21/13

Please mark your calendars for our Fall Bread and Cheese Creek which will be are largest cleanup to date! We plan to clean up Bread and Cheese Creek form the Berkshire section to North Point Road on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, All the assistance from volunteers and sponsor is greatly appreciated! We know this is a huge section of stream to tackle but I know we can do it!

This cleanup will be in conjunction with the International Ocean Conservancy’s International Costal Cleanup and it will be our fourth year working with them! We will supply trash bags, gloves, water, snacks and lunch.

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.

 

Our cleanups are part of an ongoing effort clean the entire stream by 2014 in preparation for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration. (Bread and Cheese Creek has been noted as one of the possible 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. Both the American and British Troops camped along its banks. It is rumored that the young heroes Daniel Wells (19) and Henry McComas (18) used the stream channel to sneak up on British General Robert Ross killing him with their muskets before being killed in return fire. This important part of our history should not be left the eyesore it currently is.

 

You can learn more about us through our website at www.BreadandCheeseCreek.org become our friend on FaceBook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest 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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Taken on July 28, 2013