Spring Cleanup of Bread and Cheese Creek

Event Details

Spring Cleanup of Bread and Cheese Creek

Time: April 6, 2013 from 8am to 2pm
Location: Dundalk, Maryland
Street: 2408 Plainfield Road
City/Town: Dundalk, Md
Website or Map: http://www.BreadandCheeseCree…
Phone: 410-285-1202
Event Type: all, ages, enviromental, cleanup
Organized By: Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
Latest Activity: May 13, 2016

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Event Description

Please mark your calendars for our next cleanup on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Rain or Shine, as the day and time we clean up the Willow Road section of the stream.  This event will be run in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as part of their Annual Project Clean Stream Event.  You can see photos of the section we will be cleaning by following this link:  http://flic.kr/s/aHsjD2vhxi

 

We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate.  We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup.  Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters,  we need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities.  We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students.  The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone.   We will provide lunch and snacks as well as gloves.  A limited number of tools and waders are available for sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them

 

Our cleanups are part of an ongoing effort clean the entire stream by 2014 in preparation for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration.  (Bread and Cheese Creek will be receiving two historic plaques on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail) The creek played a rather significant part in the Battle of North Point which took place on September 12, 1814.  Both the American and British Troops camped along its banks, the American troops using is as a rallying point.  It is rumored that the young heroes Daniel Wells (19) and Henry McComas (18) used the stream channel to sneak up on British General Robert Ross killing him with their muskets before being killed in return fire.  This important part of our history should not be left the eyesore it currently is.

 

In addition to our biannual Bread and Cheese Creek stream cleanups; we assist many community organizations with their neighborhood cleanups throughout the year. We also participate in many environmental education activities and green events.   

 

You can learn more about us and keep up to date through our website at: www.BreadandCheeseCreek.org ; become our friend on FaceBook, follow us on Twitter, and Google+. You can also see photos of our past cleanups on Flickr and our videos on YouTube. You can also subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter.

 

If you have any comments or questions please contact us. Thank you again for your interest and we hope to see you in the stream!

 

Sincerely,

John Long (President / Founder)

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek

John@BreadandCheeseCreek.org

(410) 285-1202

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