Thursday, February 26, 2009

First Creek Clean-up Results
February 14th

Last week on Valentines Day, a group of 15 volunteers ventured into First Creek for our first Creek Clean-up Day. It was a perfect day for some hard work and to show community support and interest in the creek. We managed to pick-up enough trash and garbage from the creek, wetlands and the surrounding hillsides to fill a large 20 foot dumpster. Below are a few pictures of the clean-up.

The City of Tacoma has recently been been cleaning up some very large illegal dump sites along the creek. First Creek Neighbors, an Eastside community group organized this volunteer event to show support of the city efforts.

Future clean-up will be held on the second Saturday of month, from 9-Noon. Please join us and help make First Creek a community asset and a wonderful environment. We meet at East 34th and R Streets in the church parking lot.

On April 4th, (the first Saturday of April) there will be a major
First Creek Clean-up. We're looking for teams of volunteers from various organizations, schools, community and environmental groups. The Green Tacoma Partnership and the Puyallup Tribe will also be participating and supporting this event. More information on the event will be posted soon or to be contacted directly about this event email


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