ALLEGANY COUNTY, Md. -- On April 15, 1999 Allegany County's Project Impact will sponsor a spring clean-up event in the Georges Creek Watershed. The purpose of this day is toencourage restoration of the watershed, and to educate area students and citizens as to the importance of wise land use planning within the watershed.
Students from the Allegany County School System will participate in the above referenced activities which will mesh with the Service Learning requirements for graduation. Each student volunteer will be given a T-shirt, displaying the Project Impact logo. In addition to students volunteers adult volunteers from the Ameri-Corp/Vista Program, Georges Creek Watershed Association, and the Project Impact Workgroups will also participate in this event. Total volunteers for this event is roughly 135.
The activities for the day will include the clean-up of four designated sites along Georges Creek and it's tributaries. Next, students will be taken to the Westernport Greenway (Creekside Park) for lunch provided by Project Impact and McDonalds, which has been become a Project Impact partner. Finally students will rotate between four stations, which include: water quality testing, proper floodplain management and land use and two planting stations.
Partner contributions include donations of three hundred clean-up bags from the MD State Highway Administration, gloves provided by the Allegany County Health Department, orange bowl and discounted meals from McDonalds, and finally Allegany County is providing trucks and personnel for trash pick-up.
This is the first in a series of five Project Impact WATER Days that will be taking place throughout the year on different waterways. The next event is planned for the end of May and will include students from the school system.