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Shermans Creek Summer Clean Up Challenge


Shermans Creek Summer Clean Up Challenge

       Calling all kayakers, canoers, and fishing enthusiasts. Shermans Creek needs our help! Due to increased amounts of heavy rainfall so far this season, there have been many sightings of plastics and trash accumulating in Shermans Creek at certain points throughout Perry County. In order to keep our landscapes and waterways clean and beautiful, it is time to act.

       As part of Keep Perry County Beautiful’s ongoing clean-up efforts, we would like to invite members of our community who are interested in volunteering to take on the Shermans Creek Summer Clean Up Challenge. Each year, our KPCB affiliate has organized a large group work force to take out a significant chunk of stray materials from the Juniata River during our annual Juniata River Clean-up. However, circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are changing the way we are organizing our efforts for 2020, which calls for some creative solutions.

       The Shermans Creek Summer Clean Up Challenge will be conducted on an individual basis. Those who would like to participate will be responsible for disposing of the trash they collect, but we will be giving out gloves and bags at the Perry County Conservation District Office located at 31 West Main Street in New Bloomfield to aide in this process. Please call or email Kristie Smith at 717-582-5138 to arrange an appointment for pick up and to sign up as a volunteer. Those who participate will be asked to submit a photo by email so we track and celebrate all the great work that is being done right here in our County. We can all make a positive impact, removing one piece of trash at a time from our treasured Shermans Creek! Thank you for your help and continued support to keep Perry County a beautiful place to live and work.

Kristie Smith, Watershed Specialist
Perry County Conservation District
31 West Main Street, P.O. Box 36
New Bloomfield, PA 17068

-Environmental Educator
-Keep Perry County Beautiful Coordinator
-Recycling Coordinator