We are not your typical watershed association, we have taken a very aggressive approach to cleaning up our creeks. We realized early on that monthly cleanups would not be effective to get our creeks back to their natural state, so we go out almost every weekend year round.
We remove everything no matter how larger or labor intensive from a 300 gallon fuel tank to a plastic bag, we work on average 2 miles of creek at a time and we keep going over that section till it's clean, after that we move on to the next 2 miles.
To date we have covered 67 miles of the East Branch of the Conococheague Creek removing well over 100,000lbs of trash , we have also covered over 26 miles of the West Branch removing over 4,000lbs of trash.
These numbers are continuously going up as we continue to push further down stream while back tracking to maintain some of the problem areas.
The ultimate goal for CCP is to organize satellite groups around the county to maintain sections of creek we have cleaned. With these groups we can maintain problem areas around the county, this will stop the trash from high traffic areas from spreading miles downstream.
We will provide these groups with the boats and tools needed to do the job, at the end we will pickup the collected trash and dispose of it, large bulky items these groups may find will be marked and noted so a more specialized group can come through and remove them at a later date.
In time we will grow CCP to the point that we can cover and maintain all the creeks in Franklin County, this will be done creek by creek to start, the first pass on a new section of creek is usually pretty brutal, we average over 1000lbs of trash per mile, once the first run is complete it will be much easier to maintain at that point.
Learning about the native wildlife that lives in and around the creeks.
Courses for novice and advanced paddlers. by a certified instructor.
Providing a canoe rental service to the public and a loan out program for people that volunteer and help out CCP during the cleanups.
Your support and contributions enable us to meet our goals and improve the conditions in our creeks.
Checks can be made out to "Creek Cleanup Project" and mailed to:
Creek Cleanup Project
4499 Valley Cir
Fayetteville Pa 17222