It takes a village to accomplish a lot of things – including all the work it takes to conserve French Creek and the French Creek watershed. Want to lend a hand? Let us know!
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French Creek Cleanup
Join us for the biggest day of volunteer stewardship in the French Creek watershed!
Every year on the first Saturday after Labor Day, hundreds of volunteers join together for the annual French Creek Clean up. Teams and individuals armed with gloves and garbage bags disperse throughout the watershed to pick up trash–both on and in the main stem of French Creek and also on many of the tributaries and FCVC properties. The goal is to make the French Creek watershed an even better place to live, work, and play! Check our Calendar of Events for this year’s French Creek Cleanup details.
How to get involved:
Call the FCVC office to sign up your “team” or you can come as an individual! Any waterway in the French Creek Watershed is fair game – trash all flows downstream, after all! You can walk the banks or walk in shallow tributaries, or where appropriate, you can clean by kayak or canoe! Not sure where to clean?
What to do:
Pick up your team’s commemorative T-Shirts and supplies at the FCVC office. On the day of the event, after cleaning your section of the watershed, bring your collected trash to the designated venue to be weighed and partake in the food and fun at the Volunteer Picnic. There are various opportunities and chances for your team to take home a cash prize for your efforts! Examples include: Total Trash poundage, Most Weight, Corporate Team, and those with the “Most Participants” including Groups, Colleges, High Schools, Middle Schools and Elementary Schools. And while you’re cleaning, keep your eye out for that unique find and bring this special treasure to the picnic for a Most Unusual Find contest! The picnic starts at noon and weigh in is done by 4pm to be considered for prizes.
The Annual Cleanup is also French Creek Valley Conservancy’s biggest fundraiser of the year, so come prepared! There’ll be an awesome raffle auction and chances to take home some great prizes donated by area and regional businesses.
Register early to be guaranteed a commemorative t-shirt in your size!
READY TO GO?? SIGN YOURSELF OR YOUR TEAM UP TODAY!
Check out the links below for details on past Cleanups!
Pop Up Volunteering!
Sometimes we have volunteer opportunities that can pop up quick with just a few days notice, dependent on weather or other factors. Would you like to be notified if Pop-Up Opportunities arise? Let us know!
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