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Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance to Host Rubbish Roundup

Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance to Host Rubbish Roundup 

Hagerstown, Md. (September 19, 2013) – By boat or on foot, it’s time to grab your gloves and join the 8th annual Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance Rubbish Roundup Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission Office of Agricultural Business Development is pleased to share the following details for this year’s cleanup effort:

 

WATERSHED ALLIANCE SCHEDULES ANNUAL CREEK CLEANUP

FUNKSTOWN, Md. (August 26, 2013) – The Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance has scheduled their 8th Annual “Rubbish Roundup” to clean trash and debris out of a portion of the Creek on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Volunteers are encouraged to join in with canoes and kayaks or walk along the streamside to collect litter and trash.

The goal of the Rubbish Roundup is to not only remove the trash locally, but to prevent it from being washed into the Potomac River, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It also encourages the community to get to know the Antietam Creek, enjoy it and take steps to protect it.

Previous year’s Rubbish Roundups of the same 3-mile stretch from Mt. Aetna Road to Oak Ridge Drive in Funkstown has yielded tons of trash tires, traffic cones, shopping carts, propane tanks, safes, shoes, toys and numerous bags of recyclable bottles and cans.

This year’s cleanup date also coincides with the Ocean Conservancy’s 2013 International Coastal Cleanup in which previous events involved over 500,000 volunteers and picked up 10 million tons of trash in 97 countries!

To participate, meet at American Legion, Dixon-Troxell Post 211, 12 N. Westside Ave, Funkstown at 9 a.m. to register for the event. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet and dirty and bring gloves if you wish. Trash bags and snacks will be provided. All ages are welcome but minors do need to be with an adult. All those in boats must wear personal floatation devices.

Cleanup sponsors include Holcim Inc., River & Trail Outfitters, American Legion Dixon-Troxell Post 211, Frederick & Seibert, Beaver Creek Storage Lockers, Ocean Conservancy, Washington County and the City of Hagerstown.

Contact: Susan Simonson

240-452-0426

acwamaryland@gmail.com

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About the EDC, Agricultural Business Development  

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC), Agricultural Business Development is a county agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The EDC, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing, marketing, and managing economic development strategies and implementing marketing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries.   The EDC interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county. Visit www.hagerstownedc.org/agricultural-marketing for more information.

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About the Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance

ACWA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and restoring the Antietam Creek as a sustainable resource for the community.

For more information, visit www.acwamaryland.org or find us on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Antietam-Creek-Watershed-Alliance/140747900934.

 

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