•Saturday, September 19: Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Community Cleanups
is hosting its Fall Historic Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers are needed for our Fall cleanup of the Historic Bread and Cheese Creek. Won’t you please volunteer a little of your time from 8 am until 2 pm for the Fall Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup? For the fifth year in a row, we will be running this cleanup in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Cleanup. We will be targeting the area of the stream from the Berkshire Community to North Point Road. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed. Help us remove the trash before it flows into Back River, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Every piece of trash removed is a small victory to be celebrated. 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 are available for signout, but suggest bringing your own if you have them. Since this cleanup covers almost four miles of stream we are always in desperate need of individuals with trucks, jeeps and ATV’s wiling to haul trash from extraction points to the dumpsters. Registration will be at 2408 Plainfield Road and will open at 7 a.m. and we will enter the stream at 8 a.m. after a brief orientation. We are also looking for photographer/videographer volunteers to help us document our cleanup as well.