Project Clean Stream comes to Canton during Earth Week

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and with this celebration of our planet comes many opportunities to give back to Mother Nature. On Saturday, April 25, The Canton Community Association (CCA) is hosting the 2015 Project Clean Streams Event.

Neighbors are encouraged to work together to clean their streets, alleys, and storm drains. The CCA is looking for volunteers to act as captains for each block. Their duties are to supervise and coordinate their neighborhood in order to create the cleanest streets possible. Free brown trash bags and gloves are available. For more information contact carolnickerson1209@comcast.net.

Project Clean Stream is a larger program where, for a day, neighborhoods come out and eliminate unsightly and unhealthy garbage from streams and streets. Last year, their efforts collected over 425,000 pounds of trash through the work of over 7,500 volunteers. There were an estimated 250 Project Clean Stream sites where residents, businesses, and environmental groups worked together. This year, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay partnered with the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup of PA to clean Pennsylvania and the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay.

So, apologize for throwing your gum wrapper out the window or tossing a paper cup on the ground that one time by volunteering for this, or many other clean-up efforts around the city.

This event will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

It is sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in coordination and support from the Canton Community Association.

For more information on Project Clean Stream and clean-up sites besides Canton, visit cleanstream.allianceforthebay.org.

 

by GIANNA DECARLO  EDITOR@BALTIMOREGUIDE.COMW

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