April 16, 2010

Creek cleanups tomorrow

I'm delighted to see this happening, and hopefully some readers here will join the fun.

Cleanup of three Fall Creek watershed preserves, 9 am - noon, sponsored by DRAC (Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition), with the cooperation of the Fall Creek Watershed Committee.

Come help pick up trash in these beautiful preserves, along or near Fall Creek in the Town of Dryden!

Trash bags will be available. Snacks provided by Ludgate Farms.

  • Genung Preserve - Rte 38 just north of Freeville - Martha Ferger will be there at 9 am as site coordinator.
  • Campbell Preserve - Corner of Pinckney and Lower Creek roads just west of Etna - Hilary Lambert will be there at 9 am as site coordinator.
  • Etna Preserve - Rte 366 as you enter Etna, across from the old graveyard - Margaret McCasland will be there at 9 am as site coordinator.

Dress for the weather, for early spring, and bring garden/yard gloves if you gottem.

Thanks to the Town of Dryden Highway Department for their support!

This is the kickoff cleanup for "Embrace the Lake," the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network's 2010 campaign to encourage folks to help protect the entire Cayuga Lake watershed by cleaning up the creek in their own backyard. Other creek cleanups are planned around the lake for May 8 and next fall, and we'll have more dates and locations soon. Check http://www.cayugalake.org for details, and how to organize your own creek or waterfront cleanup.

A cooperative venture with the Center for Environmental Sustainability and the Floating Classroom.

DRAC is online at www.draconline.wordpress.com.

Posted by simon at April 16, 2010 10:30 AM in
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Jason said:

Just walked Genung a few days ago and there is very little trash. A pile of antique glass (old canning jar and pottery) right off the trail that was obvious left for its antique character not as trash. Did see a tire in the creek right at the tip of the peninsula and wondered how that got there... Other then that it was spotless.

Hi --
Thanks to all who took part in our small but effective cleanups last Saturday and Sunday.
Participants remarked that "There was more trash than it looked like at first."
Adjacent roadside trash is much more prevalent than inside the three preserves. This was especially true at the parking area on the creek below the Rte 13 bridge, done on Sunday.
That spot was more like an informal interstate highway rest area than the others and its nasty trash reflected the lack of regular care.
Thanks to Jack Bush, Dryden Highway Dept, for picking up our trash bags on Monday!