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'Creek Week' welcomes volunteers to clean up Fountain Creek Sept. 27-Oct. 5

       If you don't like the litter along parts of Fountain Creek, here's a chance to do something about it.
       The Fountain Creek Watershed District is sponsoring “Creek Week” from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5.
       Already scheduled on the Westside is a cleanup by the Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) Saturday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. OWN has worked with City Parks to adopt the creek and parallel Midland Trail between 25th and 27th streets. People will meet in Vermijo Park.
       According to a Watershed District press release, “Everyone is welcome to participate, either individually or form a creek crew with your friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Youth under age 18 must participate with at least one supervising adult 21 years+ (one adult for every 10 children). This is a perfect opportunity for service clubs, sports teams, college groups, business, neighborhood associations, community service organizations to join together for the common cause of cleaning up our land and waters.”
       Individuals or groups can select areas near them or “work with our registrar to find an area in need,” the release adds.The intent of the first-time event is to “raise awareness about the littering issue in our watershed, to encourage businesses, governments, non-profits, schools, churches to collect litter and make Fountain Creek and its surrounding communities cleaner and safer.”
       For more information, go to fountain-crk.org or contact Jeff Besse of City Public Works at 385-5566 or Jbesse@springsgov.com.
       OWN cleanup leader Chris Baum can be reached at 634-7729 or cbaum@chrisbaum.com.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 9/22/14; Outdoors: General)

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