Davis Creek Clean Up (My Green Adventures Part 1 of 5)

My Green Adventures is Green Venture’s open house event, taking place on Saturday October 13th from 10AM until 3PM, at our demonstration home, EcoHouse (22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton).  In the weeks leading up to My Green Adventures, we will feature blog posts highlighting some of the exciting activities taking place on October 13th.

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Come early on October 13th and help Green Venture and the local community to clean up the area around Davis Creek.  Roadside litter is a significant issue in our neighbourhood.  Some litter makes its way down to the side of Davis Creek as it winds its way towards the Red Hill Creek.  Green Venture, along with some great partners from Lowe’s, the Clean City Liaison Committee and the Bay Area Restoration Council (BARC) are organizing a community clean up for the morning of October 13th.

This project will achieve two major goals.  Firstly, the litter that is collected during the clean up will be audited by Green Venture staff to try and understand the most likely sources.  Then, Green Venture will propose strategies to prevent litter from accumulating at all.  Secondly, BARC will be conducting water quality sampling to assess the health of the creek.

No registration is required, just show up at 9AM willing to work for a couple of hours.  Volunteers taking part in the clean up will receive a voucher for lunch from one of the food trucks attending My Green Adventures (stay tuned for more on our food trucks!).

This project is generously funded by the Keep America Beautiful foundation through the Clean City Liaison Committee, and by Lowe’s.

For more information contact Matthew at matthew.sweet@greenventure.ca or at (905) 540-8787 x151.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Rose Bergeron on October 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Goes well with this other litter cleaning project! http://www.facebook.com/events/361832557226137/

    Reply

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