Volunteers Clean Up 1,200 Pounds of Trash from Briar Creek
Creek visibly cleaner after 25 volunteers remove shopping carts, tires and dozens of bags of trash.
On the morning of Saturday, April 18, 2015, volunteers cleaned up Briar Creek from just upstream of Monroe Road down past Randolph Road and along the Mint Museum. Joining CRF volunteers were volunteers and their families from HP and from Charlotte School of Law.
The volunteers worked up a sweat through the morning as they covered more upstream area than in 2014, when much time was spent wrestling 15 shopping carts out of the creek. That stretch of the creek that was the focus of 2014 was still noticeably cleaner a year later, so volunteers walked almost a half mile upstream, where the 2015 cleanup still yielded plenty of highlights:
- Four shopping carts (three from a long-closed Walmart in the sub-basin, a fourth unidentified cart)
- Three tires, including one monstrosity that was three feet in diameter!
- 30 bags of miscellaneous trash
- One Wilson football in excellent condition (it was even still firmly inflated)
- Large signs
- A large metal hatch
- Two Toyota hubcaps (maybe there's a car to be found)
Thank you everyone for coming out!
From the pile at the southern end of the cleanup.