Since 1991, neighbors have met once a year to collect trash in both East and West Bouldin Creek. While we no longer pull out large appliances, mountains of tires or huge pieces of construction materials, the cleanups are still necessary due to the incredible amount of bottles, cans, plastic bags and Styrofoam containers that are left behind by inconsiderate visitors or washed down the creeks with each rain. And then of course, there is the debris from homeless camps.
This year, we’ll concentrate on cleaning up the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. New trails and a new rock hop for creek crossing will make it much easier to access the area and to haul items out. We are planning a Trail Completion Celebration a few weeks later and want the green belt to looks its best!
Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please dress in long sleeved shirts and long pants to guard against possible contact with poison ivy and wear sturdy shoes. Be prepared to get muddy and dirty and have a very good time. Kids, dogs and family friends welcome.
Our meeting place will be at 1200 South 6th Street this year, one of the two official trailheads of the greenbelt.
We’ll meet at 8:30 am for coffee and snacks provided by neighborhood restaurants, then send teams of people to different parts of the creek.
We’ll meet up again around 11:30 am for lunch, also courtesy of our business friends.