Briar Creek Cleanup and Rain Barrel Rollout a Sweeping Success!
Approximately 3,000 pounds of trash cleaned out, dozen rain barrels sold!
With some elbow grease, CRF Board Member Bill White and Wells Fargo's Melissa Stagg freed up this shopping cart.
For three hours on Saturday morning, April 26, 2014, a group of 25 volunteers met at the Mint Museum and cleaned up Briar Creek between Monroe and Providence Roads. Final estimate: 3,000 pounds!
Thank you to the volunteers, many of which came representing multiple organizations:
- Wells Fargo
- Charlotte School of Law
- Bank of America
- Moore & Van Allen
We also had Coca-Cola Bottling there for our rain barrel rollout. They donated syrup barrels and helped retrofit them with a kit to make great rain barrels, which were sold (and still available) as a fundraiser for us at the great deal of $40!
Highlights and By the Numbers:
- 35 bags of trash
- 15 metal shopping carts (from: Walmart, Food Lion, Winn Dixie, Target)
- 10 tires (some industrial and some with rims)
- 1 keg
- 1 20" TV (from when they had knobs and three dimensions)
- Countless golf balls
- 1 lawn chair
- 1 pair of sweat pants
Thank you to all who came out and helped keep this trash from getting into Sugar Creek and ultimately the free-flowing Catawba River in South Carolina! We'll have plenty more cleanup opportunities
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