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Great American Cleanup has volunteer site in Fountain

 

Last updated 4/19/2022 at 9:16pm

Community members from the Fountain area will participate in the Great American Cleanup on April 30 at the Hanson Trailhead of the Fountain Creek Trail. Volunteers will meet here – just west of the intersection of Grinde Drive and Trapper Lane – at 10 a.m.

Bags, gloves and vests will be provided.

The local cleanup is just one of many scheduled April 30 along the Fountain Creek Watershed from Palmer Lake all the way down to Pueblo.

Also on April 30, there is a free Community Night at the Fountain Recycling Center, featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, games, children's museum, vendors, and arts and crafts. This is a good way to get to know the center, learn about the community garden, and get connected.

About the Great American Cleanup

The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District is excited to host the Great American Cleanup – Fountain Creek Watershed on Saturday, April 30. The watershed needs helping hands, and everyone is invited to participate. This one-day cleanup offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to do their part in making our trails, parks, open spaces, and waterways cleaner and safer for all to enjoy.

The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide event, now in its 24th year, and in its 10th year in our area. The District hosts the event throughout the watershed’s 927 square miles.

The District’s work protects the people and property of the region through flood control, development of trails and recreational spaces, protecting wetland open space, maintaining clean water, and engaging the community.

Trash and debris are common in our waterways – clogging drainage systems, impacting wildlife, affecting water quality, and ruining the view of our natural landscapes. Pitch in to improve the health of our watershed and all the communities within its boundaries as well as those downstream.

Interested volunteers can contact a Crew Leader directly to sign up. There are nearly 40 cleanups to choose from.

"Our watershed is an important community asset,” said Alli Schuch, interim executive director of the Watershed District. “Keeping it clean and healthy might be the most important thing we can do to protect our wild spaces and preserve the things we value like fishing, hiking, and biking."

Learn more about the event at https://www.fountain-crk.org/great-american-cleanup/, and select a cleanup to join by going to https://www.fountain-crk.org/event-sites/ and contacting the Crew Leader via the email or link provided. Interviews available upon request.

 

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