Recently Schrems TU has been awarded a $25,000 grant to assess the water quality in the Buck Creek watershed over the next two years. Currently Buck Creek is a coldwater resource, but highly threatened because of its urban nature. It is very rare to find coldwater in this type of setting, which is why Schrems TU and others like the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds have made Buck Creek a high priority.
The grant we received from The Department of Environmental Quality doesn’t provide funds for cleanup work. Schrems TU, in conjunction with Kentwood, Grandville, Wyoming and other sponsors will be hosting a cleanup on August 15th. Please click on this link to pre-register.
– Volunteers arrive at Lemery Park for check-in. Once you are checked in you will be assigned a number and a team to work with for the day. You will receive a map of your section along the creek, t-shirt, gloves and garbage collection bag. Each “team” will have one guide/leader for the day who will help answer any questions and provide guidance to volunteers. Coffee and baked goods provided by Biggby and Roskam Bakery.
-Instructions, team photo, and send off of volunteers
11:30am – 12:00pm
– Volunteers meet at Osgood’s Brewing in Grandvile where lunch will be provided.
What to Wear/Bring:
- Comfortable shoes (one’s that you don’t mind getting wet/dirty!)
- Layered clothing long shirt and pants recommended
- Bug Spray
- Reusable Water Bottle
- Waders (if you have them)
Please call Pete Miller if more information is needed or questions arise (517) 420-4003.
A clean and healthy environment is critical to the overall health of the people that live there. This clean up is just one part of a multi-step process in assessing, improving and conserving Buck Creek. In addition, this type of clean up is an active event where volunteers will be walking and exercising as they positively contribute to Buck Creek.