COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — The public is invited to participate in a “Trash Mob” cleanup along a portion of Sand Creek alongside more than 100 Colorado Springs Girl Scouts as part of World Thinking Day Saturday, March 17.
The project, conducted through the City’s Adopt-A-Waterway program evolved through a collaborative effort with the Colorado Springs Girl Scouts SU 414 and Harrison School District 2 to demonstrate the impact one can make in their community when people work together to achieve a common goal.
The City’s Adopt-A-Waterway Program promotes volunteerism of local businesses and organizations to maintain healthy waterways in Colorado Springs through regular waterway cleanups. Since 2016, the program has grown from 25 to 58 groups provides regular cleanups that help reduce the impacts of trash and debris that affects water quality and impacts the natural beauty of the city’s watersheds.
WHAT: Adopt-A-Waterway cleanup event with Girl Scouts- World Thinking Day
City booth highlights program, demonstrates impacts of water pollution
VOLUNTEERS: Wear study boots, long pants, bring a water bottle and
have fun! Trash bags and nitrile gloves will be provided.
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Trail along Sand Creek behind Sierra High School
2250 Jet Wing, Colorado Springs 80916
In 2017, Adopt-A-Waterway Program had an estimated:
- Number of Volunteers: 1,150
- Hours of Volunteerism: 3,450
- Value of Volunteer Hours: $83,283
- Number of Cleanup Events: 82
- Pounds/Tons of Litter Removed: 36,200 pounds/18.1 tons
For more information, visit Adopt-A-Waterway Program.