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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Keep Castle Rock’s creeks clean; Town hosts annual Spring Up the Creek event May 5

Just like “April showers bring May flowers,” spring temperatures bring spring cleaning. Enjoy the changing weather and take that cleaning spirit outdoors for the Town’s annual Spring Up the Creek event.

This year’s event will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5 at Festival Park. Volunteers are needed to clean up areas of East Plum Creek and Sellars Gulch. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the clean up running from 9 to 11 a.m.

The annual event helps keep the community’s water clean and promotes the importance of protecting the environment. The Town hosts this event in partnership with Douglas County, Castle Pines Metro District, Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority and the Chatfield Watershed Authority.

“This annual event is a real benefit to our community’s drinking water supply,” said Director of Castle Rock Water Mark Marlowe. “As Castle Rock moves to a more renewable water supply, protecting our drinking water sources is increasingly important.”

Volunteers will be given gloves, bags and possible transportation to different area creeks and trails in need of a spruce up.

Preregister at CRgov.com/SpringUp. However, preregistration is not required. Last-minute volunteers are welcome the day of the event. Teens looking for community service hours should bring a community service waiver already signed by their parents.

Plus, don’t miss out on breakfast burritos, coffee and a free T-shirt (while supplies last) provided to all participants. Keep in mind, in case of bad weather, the event will be held Saturday, May 19.

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