Help clean up a stream to honor Earth Day

out cleanupHaywood Waterways Association is heading up several Earth Day themed activities this month, including a series of stream clean-ups. 


Trash makes its way into local streams by storm drains, wind and careless people. Much of the trash, particularly plastics, can take hundreds of years to decompose. Besides being ugly, trash is bad for wildlife and can clog stormdrains and pipes. Volunteers are needed.

• From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 12 volunteers will stencil the street pavement around storm drains in the Frog Level area in Waynesville with the message “Don’t Dump – Drains to Pigeon River” reminding people where the trash and pollution washed down with the rain ends up.

• From 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 12 help clean up trash along the river bank at Canton Recreation Park. 

• From 9 to 11 a.m. April 26 help will clean up Lower Richland and Raccoon creeks 

All supplies, including gloves and trash bags, will be provided at all events, including refreshments.

Eric Romaniszyn, 828.476.4667 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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