2016 Boneyard Creek Community Day

Mar 03, 2016
Help protect Champaign-Urbana Waterways

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Help restore the beauty of natural waterways by volunteering for the 11th annual Boneyard Creek Community Day on Saturday, April 23.

Individual and team registration is open at http://www.boneyardcreek.org. Everyone can participate as work sites vary from projects in the creek to those more suitable for families and seniors.

Cleanup activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. Immediately following, a free lunch for volunteers will be served at Scott Park, where there will be music and interactive learning displays.

Last year, a record turnout of more than 500 volunteers participated in picking up 165 cubic yards of litter, or two football fields filled with trash six feet deep, from approximately 1,800-acres. Additionally, half-a-mile of invasive species were removed from the Saline Branch area.

Boneyard Creek Community Day is a collaborative partnership among the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Facilities & Services, City of Champaign, Keep Champaign Beautiful, Champaign Park District, City of Urbana, Urbana Park District, Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District, Champaign County Design & Conservation Foundation, Debby Auble-Ward & Associates Realtors Inc., Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, Della Perrone Photography, Farnsworth Group, and Adams Outdoor Advertising.