Clean Bread and Cheese Creek is an all volunteer grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore the natural beauty and improve the environmental quality of the Historic Bread and Cheese Creek and the community through education, and by mobilizing volunteers for monitoring, restoration and advocacy.
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek began in 2009 with a small group of friends and has grown to encompass over 900 volunteers. While our restoration activities are focused on the 4.71 mile long historic Bread and Cheese Creek we gladly lend assistance to neighboring environmentally conscious volunteer organizations as well. To date our volunteers have removed 65 Tons of trash and debris including: 196shopping carts, 130 tires, 28 bicycles, 3 bathtubs, 3 couches, 2 mattresses, a washing machine, a stove, a refrigerator, a freezer, a pool table, a recliner, a tractor trailer door and much more from this stream and neighboring communities.
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 has been noted as one of the possible highlighted location 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. 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 and the sacrifice of our men defending our country in what is also called “Our Second War of Independence” should not be forgotten.
To learn more about Clean Bread and Cheese Creek, volunteer and see photos/video of our past cleanups please visit www.BreadandCheeseCreek.org