5-3-2014 17th Annual CRC Streams Cleanup

Apr 23, 2014 by

5-3-2014 17th Annual CRC Streams Cleanup

Friends of Glen Providence Park is proud to be helping the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association (CRC) with their 17th Annual Streams Cleanup! This year CRC volunteers will remove trash at 24 sites along Chester, Ridley and Crum Creeks and their tributaries, including Broomall’s Run in Glen Providence Park. This is an incredibly successful event- in 2013, they removed almost 18 tons(!) of trash and invasive plants!

17th Annual CRC Streams Cleanup Day

Saturday, May 3
9:00-11:30am
Glen Providence Park – main entrance
Lunch & t-shirts provided for registered volunteers- more info below

CRC’s stewardship area encompasses 132 square miles and 35 municipalities throughout Delaware and Chester Counties. The Annual Streams Cleanup is just one of many activities that CRC undertakes to 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.

This is our third year coordinating the CRC Streams Cleanup for Glen Providence Park- last year, 18 adult and 15 kid volunteers cleared large trash, 8 bags of trash, and 15 bags of invasive plants.

2014 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!
  • In addition to stream cleanup, we may have other projects for you to choose from- such as clearing invasive plants along the trails.

Please register for the cleanup through the CRC website to get a free participant t-shirt and picnic lunch, and so that CRC can plan for supply quantities.

 

The lunch will be held at:
Ridley Creek State Park
Pavilion 17 (new location this year!)
11:45 am -1:00 pm

We hope to see you May 3!

 

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

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