We will cleanup the areas of Bread and Cheese Creek from the Berkshire Area to North Point Road on April 5th from 8 am - 2 pm. ANY time you can give to helping us out is more then appreciated. Frequent and heavy rainfall this year has caused a large amount of trash to wash into this section of the stream from the highway and neighboring shopping centers. Removing this trash and debris will allow the stream to flow more naturally, cutting down on erosion and prevent the current debris from flowing down stream into Back River and eventually into the Chesapeake Bay.
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 highlighted locations 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. The Creek was part of the North Point Battlefield during the British attempt to capture Baltimore. This important part of our history should not be left the eyesore it currently is.
Remember, there will be plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We will need 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 can use 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 work the grills as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. Please feel free to pass this information on to other who might be interesting in helping as well. As my grandfather always said, "Many hands makes the work light"
We will provide gloves, water, snacks food and their will be some tools available for loan.
Our goal is to have the stream completely cleaned by 2014 in commemoration of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration!
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