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Volunteers are needed to help clean up one of Lexington’s polluted streams, Wolf Run, at the Cardinal Valley Great American Cleanup and Watershed Festival on Saturday, April 28, at Valley Park.
The cleanup of Wolf Run will take place from 1-4 p.m., while the festival portion will run from 3-5 p.m. Valley Park is at 2077 Cambridge Drive.
The event is part of the 2012 Great American Cleanup, coordinated by the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission. The Cardinal Valley project is sponsored by 11th District Councilmember Peggy Henson, Modern Property Management, Inc., Friends of Wolf Run, Bluegrass PRIDE, Audubon/Toyota Together Green and Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works and Division of Parks and Recreation.
“Volunteers who don’t mind getting wet are needed to remove trash, litter and debris from the creek,” said Henson. “By working together we can improve water quality in Wolf Run and make Lexington a cleaner community!”
Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes that can get dirty and wet. Hip waders and rubber boots may be helpful.
Wolf Run is one of many creeks in Fayette County suffering from the effects of stormwater runoff pollution. Trash, litter, automotive fluids and even pet waste contribute to water pollution in creeks.
For more information and to volunteer for the event, click here.
In addition, volunteers are needed to help clean up the Preston’s Cave area, 1937 Dunkirk Drive, on Sunday, April 29. Preston’s Cave features a spring connected underground to nearby McConnell Springs. Sponsored by the Lexington-Fayette Environmental Commission, the Friends of Wolf Run and the Cardinal Valley Neighborhood Association, the cleanup will run from 1-3 p.m.
For more information and to volunteer for this event, click here.