Volunteers needed for Bellemeade Creek/Minefee Street trash cleanup, Saturday, April 9 – 8:30 – noon.
WHY: Volunteers will remove paper, bottles, cans, old tires and other debris from the Bellemeade Creek and Minefee Street. This effort is the beginning of a project to create an outdoor learning environment for the students of the new Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School scheduled to open in fall 2012, which will be the first school built in the City of Richmond in this century. This event is also a part of Project Clean Stream.
WHERE: Assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the Bellemeade Community Center, located at 1800 Lynhaven Avenue for clean-up assignments.
REGISTER: Chris French, firstname.lastname@example.org, (804) 775-0951
RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Dress for weather conditions and outside work – sturdy shoes and thick gloves if you have ‘em – gloves, trash bags and equipment will be provided.
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"Remarkable Tree" credit: Robin C. Ruth
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