Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed


Bear Creek Park and Shoreline Cleanup
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Rain Date: April 28, 2018, 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM


Help us cleanup Bear Creek Park and shoreline! We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. We will provide lunch and snacks as well as gloves. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them

Bear Creek Park and Shoreline
Also known as 'Bear Creek'


Site Type

Park (Active since 2009)

Location

County: Baltimore

State: Maryland

Zip: 21222

Nearest City: Dundalk

GPS Coordinates: 39.270195, -76.482922

Directions

Directions: Near Bear Creek Elementary school on Park Haven Road, Dundalk, MD 21222

Watershed Unknown
Sub Watershed
Facilities

Parking Capacity: 400

Restrooms are available.

This site is suitable for children under seven.

This site is suitable for the elderly.

This site is suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

Map

What To Expect


Details

This site is open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 1000

Contact Info.

John Long

John@BreadandCheeseCreek.org

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/256645308201947/

Suggestions

Thank you so very much for your interest in Clean Bread and Cheese Creek. We can certainly use all as many volunteers as possible of all ages and abilities and we look forward to the possibility of working with you! We are all aware of the importance the health of the Chesapeake Bay hold to all Maryland Residents. Please help clean up the historic shoreline of Bear Creek and Charlesmont Park where both the British and American set up defensive positions during the War of 1812, Battle of North Point. The British also used this location to evacuate their wounded and POW’s. Charlesmont Park was also the location were the Veterans of the War of 1812 celebrated Defender’s Day for over 75 years! This event will be run in conjunction with American Rivers, Trash Free Maryland, National Public Lands Day and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as part of annual Project Clean Stream Event.

Please join us on April 28, 2018 as we cleanup this historic shoreline. Registration will be located at the intersection of Park Haven and Gray Haven Road (Near Bear Creek Elementary School), Dundalk, MD 21222. Looks for the registration tents and the “Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Banners. Registration will open at 8:00 am, and the cleanup will run from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. We have also included a flyer for this cleanup for your use.

We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. We will provide lunch and snacks as well as gloves. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them

Volunteers are also needed to arrive early and stay late for setup and break down. Photographers and Videographers also needed!