SATURDAY APRIL 18TH, 2015, 9AM TO NOON, AT SCOTT PARK, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
This year was the 10th Boneyard Creek Community Day!
Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and organizers who helped make the 2015 Boneyard Creek Community Day 10th annual event a success!
The Boneyard Creek Community Day event is possible because of our many community volunteers. Volunteers clean up litter and non-native plants from areas all over Champaign Urbana. Work sites vary from those suitable for younger children to more challenging sites.
Please check back soon for more information on next year’s annual clean-up!
The press release can be downloaded from the link below:
THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING! EVENT SCHEDULE:
9:00 am CHECK IN
9:00 am to noon WORK TIME
Noon LUNCH and EDUCATION DISPLAYS.
What should I wear?
Dress to work outside. No open-toed shoes. Some projects may involve getting into the creek. Those participants should wear boots. Please bring your own refillable water bottle and wear your t-shirt from a previous year if you have one.
Why are we doing this?
Boneyard Creek Community Day is a way to celebrate and protect our lakes and streams by engaging volunteers to pitch in and clean. Litter looks bad and leads to more litter. It clogs storm drains causing local flooding and ends up in receiving streams harming aquatic life. This event helps remind us all to be responible citizens and put trash in its place.
Registration for the next Boneyard Creek Community Day will open in 2016, please check back then!
The Boneyard Creek Community Day is possible because of generous sponsorship from community businesses and organizations. For information regarding being a 2015 sponsor, including being a lunch sponsor, contact Debby Auble (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are so grateful for our 2015 Sponsors!
Boneyard Creek Community Day is proud to have many student participants. Please join us after the clean-up for lunch, music, and educational displays suitable for all ages at Scott Park.
2015 Displays Included:
- 330 volunteers
- 7 clean up sites
- 845 acres of land cleaned up
- 3.9 shore miles cleaned up
- 1 shore mile invasive species removed
- 400 volunteers
- 7 clean up sites
- 1,459 acres of land cleaned up
- 2.6 shore miles cleaned up
- 0.2 shore miles invasive species removed
- 500 volunteers
- 7 clean-up sites
- 1,800 acres of land
- 7.7 shoreline miles litter removal
- 0.5 shoreline mile invasive species removal
- 165 cubic yards of litter removed
These photos have been provided by an amazing group of volunteer photographers:
- Cecil Bilbo
- Greg Cook
- Sheila Daniels
- Silvia Eaton
- Jana Mason
- Jim McGuire
- Greg McIsaac
- David Oliver
- Della Perrone
- Gary Price
- Nichole Summers
- Renee Weitkamp
In 2013, local artists painted 9 murals as a gentle reminder to put trash in its place. Sponsors included: Public Art League, Champaign County Design & Conservation Foundation, Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District, City of Champaign, Urbana Park District, and University of Illinois.
The Map below shows the mural locations.