Richland Creek clean-up is April 22

By Haywood Waterways Association | Apr 17, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up a local creek. The Haywood Waterways Association will host a spring cleanup of Richland Creek from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22. Volunteers will meet at the Vance Street pavilion on Richland.

Trash makes its way into local streams by stormdrains, wind and careless people. Much of the trash, particularly plastics, can take hundreds of years to decompose. Besides being ugly, trash is bad for wildlife and can clog stormdrains and pipes, which can cause flooding as well as problems for all water users.

Haywood Waterways will provide gloves, trash bags, pick-up sticks and refreshments. Wear close-toed shoes and long pants and plan on getting a little wet and muddy. Bring a  change of clothes and towel.

RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, to Christine O’Brien at christine.haywoodwaterways@gmail.com or 476-4667.