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County's April 25 'Tackle the Trash' open to volunteers, includes Bear Creek Park cleanup

A new culvert under the street named Creek Crossing allows access to the County Parks headquarters (not shown) south of Bear Creek, where volunteers will be checking in for Tackle the Trash Day April 25. The street had been closed for about a month before reopening in early April when the flood-repair work was completed.
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       El Paso County is hosting its third annual Tackle the Trash, a “county-wide cleanup,” Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.
       A press release asks for participations from civic organizations, churches, scout groups, schools and individuals in picking up trash “in specific areas around county parks, trails, town centers, public areas, creeks and roadways.” Seven “check-in sites” have been established, including the County Parks building at 2002 Creek Crossing. Volunteers there will be asked to clean up around Bear Creek Regional Park.
       Note: Creek Crossing had been closed for over a month at Bear Creek to install a new culvert, but that project is now completed and the street is open. For the cleanup, the county will provide trash bags and safety vests. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and bottled water.
       Participants younger than 16 must be supervised by an adult. For more information, call 520-7871, e-mail info@tacklethetrash.com or go to tacklethetrash.com.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 4/16/15; Outdoors: City/County Parks)

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