RCWA – Magpie Creek @ McClellan AFB

We are really excited about this event and about co-hosting with another great waterway group, the Dry Creek Conservancy.
VOLUNTEERS WILL MEET AT 8:30 at the Groundwater Treatment Plant on 4934 Patrol Road for a safety briefing. Work begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at noon. Afterwards, the Air Force will provide a free barbecue lunch back at the staging area. The McClellan cleanup team will share insights about the operation of their new plant and ongoing cleanup efforts.
There will be other volunteers in other areas, but we Badgers will work on a nice 1500-ft reach of Magpie Creek in a very pretty nature preserve area. Willows line the banks and the water is clear. There are several beaver dams nearby. The terrain is flat and easily walkable. The creek is in fairly good condition with only moderate trash; no camps, no shopping carts, mattresses or tires (yayy!). Part of our crew will start by cleaning a trash rack while others will wade the creek towing the Minnow, removing trash from the bank and bed. The haul up the 6-foot bank is easy. We will not have to dispose of the trash.
Bring your usual cleanup gear including waders as most of our work will be in the water. Don’t forget to bring drinking water, sunscreen, gloves, hat, and a sense of humor.
As with all events shared on RCWA, participation is performed solely at your own risk. Please place safety FIRST and do only what you feel comfortable doing. Moreover, participants will be required to sign a Release and Waiver form if they have not done so previously.
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