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Clean Bread And Cheese Creek

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Thank you so very much for your interest in Clean Bread and Cheese Creek. We can certainly use all as many volunteers as possible of all ages and abilities and we look forward to the possibility of working with you! We are all aware of the importance the health of the Chesapeake Bay hold to all Maryland Residents. Please help clean up the historic shoreline of Bear Creek and Chalesmont Park where both the British and American set up defensive positions during the War of 1812, Battle of North Point. The British also used this location to evacuate their wounded and POW’s. Charlesmont Park was also the location were the Veterans of the War of 1812 celebrated Defender’s Day for over 75 years! This event will be run in conjunction with American Rivers, Trash Free Maryland, National Public Lands Day and the Ocean Conservancy as part of annual International Coastal Cleanup Event.

Please join us on October 2, 2021 as we cleanup this historic shoreline. Registration will be located at the intersection of Lynch and Park Haven Road (Near the Pumping Station), Dundalk, MD 21222. Looks for the registration tents and the "Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Banners. Registration will open at 8:00 am, and the cleanup will run from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. We have also included a flyer for this cleanup for your use. See the Facebook Event Here: https://fb.me/e/2tgYuHRjc

FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL VOLUNTEERS MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. Social distancing will be enforced with volunteers working in family and established social groups. Pre-registration is available upon request (Registration Forms will be emailed and can be brought completed to the event

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 sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them

Volunteers are also needed to arrive early and stay late for setup and break down. Photographers and Videographers also needed!

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About Clean Bread And Cheese Creek

Location:

2408 Plainfield Road, Dundalk, MD 21222, US

Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek is organization whose mission is to restore the natural beauty and improve the environmental quality of the Historic Bread and Cheese Creek through education, and by mobilizing volunteers for monitoring, restoration and advocacy.

About Us:

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek began in 2009. Our restoration activities are focused on historic Bread and Cheese Creek while lending assistance to neighboring environmentally conscious volunteer organizations.

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek will continue making improvements in our urban stream by assisting citizens to learn about environmental issues and to take personal responsibility for the preservation and restoration of the stream.

Opportunities to participate will be available for all ability levels. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old shoes or waterproof boots. Some hand tools will be provided but we suggest volunteers to bring their own if available.

Description

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek is grassroots organization whose mission is to restore the natural beauty and improve the environmental quality of the Historic Bread and Cheese Creek through education, and by mobilizing volunteers for monitoring, restoration and advocacy.

Since 2009, our organization has grown from a small group of friends to include hundreds of volunteers with no funding from outside groups. While our restoration activities originally focused on the 4.71-mile-long Bread and Cheese Creek, we have expanded to include surrounding areas. We also assist other environmentally-conscious volunteer organizations with their projects. Another goal of our organization is education; we speak at schools, colleges, and businesses about environmental sustainability and stewardship, as well as to inform the community about legislative matters.

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek organizes a several cleanup a year from March through November focusing on various streams, parks and public lands. In six years, 3,606 volunteers have removed 528 shopping carts, 429 tires, 98 bicycles, and over 150 tons of trash, while at the same time recycling over half of the materials collected from our community’s streams, parks and public lands.

We have also grown beyond only cleaning our namesake stream of Bread and Cheese Creek to include regularly scheduled cleanups at the Peninsula Expressway, Bear Creek, Lynch Cove Run, Merritt Park, Stansbury Park, Bread and Butter Creek, the Methodist Meeting House Monument, Battle Acre Monument Park, North Point Battlefield State Park, and more.

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek also regularly speaks at schools, businesses and community organizations about environmental stewardship within the community and small steps home and business owners can take to become greener and to help save the Chesapeake Bay.

Community members are an integral part of our effort since they make up our volunteer base for the entire organization. These volunteers provide the labor, tools, transportation and other resources needed to be successful in our efforts to restore historic Bread and Cheese Creek. Additionally, in many locations it is necessary access the creek though private property and uses these locations as staging areas from which to remove the trash and debris. In other words, without community participation out organization would not exist.

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek will continue making improvements in our urban stream by assisting citizens to learn about environmental issues and to take personal responsibility for the preservation and restoration of the stream.

Opportunities to participate are available for all ability levels and ages as we seek instill a sense of environmental stewardship and community pride. To find our more, subscribe to our electronic newsletter.

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WHEN

Sat Oct 02, 2021
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM  

WHERE

Trappe Road and Park Haven RoadDundalk, MD 21222

(39.26325,-76.49101)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Stay as long or as little as you like! Volunteers are also needed to arrive early to help with set up and stay late to assist with breakdown. We are grateful for any assistance you provide!
  • Children under the age of 17 welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

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