Work Days at the Deep Creek Preserve - October 31 & November 7
November 9, 2015
This story was originally posted to recruit volunteers to help clean up the Deep Creek Preserve. Here's what they did! With the help of a heavy equipment contractove, 17 volunteers over two weekends cleaned up 19 tons of metal and 100 tons of trash. Then they smoothed the ground and seeded it with 25 pounds of native grass seed. Our volunteers are amazing! Thank you so much.''
Over the decades, people have illegally dumped about 250 tons of mostly household debris on the southeast corner of our preserve. There is also construction debris, ductwork, old fencing and so on.
We want to make the place better than we got it, so INLC is going to clean up, recycle, and dispose of the whole mess. We’re hiring a heavy equipment contractor the week of November 2nd to do the heavy lifting and hauling, but we need your volunteer help beforehand to clump things into piles, and afterward to gather all the leftovers and fill a dumpster or two. We also plan to re-seed the disturbed areas with native plants.
Please sign up to help with the prep work on Saturday, October 31st and the final clean-up and reseeding on Saturday, November 7th. Rain or shine. We’ll provide lunch and a Preserve tour afterward.
Clean-Up Phase I
Saturday, October 31st
9 am to noon
Deep Creek Preserve, Reardan
We need 20 strong and physically fit volunteers to lift, drag, pull and push heavy trash into centrally located piles. Your costume this Halloween morning will include: sturdy long pants, long-sleeve shirt, boots, work gloves and eye protection.
We need 20 volunteers to police and search out any remaining waste left on the Deep Creek Preserve following the contracted clean up. Please wear the following: sturdy long pants, long-sleeve shirt, boots, work gloves and eye protection.