5/5/2012 CRC Streams Cleanup!

Apr 24, 2012 by

5/5/2012 CRC Streams Cleanup!

Friends of Glen Providence Park is proud to be helping the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association (CRC) with their 15th Annual Streams Cleanup!  This year CRC volunteers will remove trash at 23 sites along Chester, Ridley and Crum Creeks and their tributaries, including Broomall’s Run in Glen Providence Park. This is an incredibly successful event- at the 2010 Cleanup, 466 volunteers collected over 14 tons of trash!

15th Annual CRC Streams Cleanup Day

Saturday, May 5
9:00-11:30am
Glen Providence Park – main entrance
Lunch & t-shirts provided for registered volunteers- more info below

CRC is a volunteer-based nonprofit environmental organization founded in 1970, the same year as Earth Day!  CRC’s stewardship area encompasses 132 square miles and 35 municipalities throughout Delaware and Chester Counties.  Their website is a wealth of information: from water quality assessments and watershed studies to information on recreation along Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creeks including fishing, bird watching, and hiking.

The Annual Streams Cleanup is just one of many activities that CRC undertakes further its mission “To protect, conserve, and restore the natural resources of the Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creek watersheds.”   CRC’s activities and public education programs range from erosion control projects and tree planting to training on freshwater mussels, rain gardens, rain barrels and healthy yards.

As one volunteer wrote, “Thanks for all that… the CRC does to keep our earth clean and happy”!

 

Stream Cleanup information:

Meet at the Glen Providence Park main entrance on West State Street in Media at 9:00 am. Gloves and bags will be provided. We recommend long pants and long sleeves to protect against poison ivy and ticks.  If you’d like to tackle trash along the streambank, wear water shoes, boots, or old shoes!

Please register for the cleanup through the CRC website to get a free participant t-shirt and picnic lunch.  The lunch will be held at:

Ridley Creek State Park
Pavilion 8
11:45 am -1:00 pm

For more information, including a listing of other cleanup sites for May 5, visit the CRC website.  Or feel free to contact us at FriendsoftheGlenATgmail.com with any questions about the Glen Providence Park cleanup.

We hope to see you May 5!

 

To add this event to your favorite calendar program (iCal, Outlook, Google, etc.), view the event listing on our calendar.

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1 Comment

  1. stephanie

    As we posted on Facebook on May 5… Thank you to the 12 adults, 7 kids and the Penncrest High School student who helped clean the park today at the 15th Annual CRC Streams Cleanup! It was yet another day of conversation and fun while working.

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