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Posted on: April 17, 2012

[ARCHIVED] It takes a team to clean a stream

Join a dedicated volunteer group of neighbors, students, churchgoers, coworkers, Town staff members and other “Stream Teams” at Spring Up the Creek, scheduled for Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.

For the past eight years, this popular family event has continued to grow. Castle Rock is a beautiful community, with East Plum Creek at its center. Over the course of a couple of hours, volunteers clean up the creekbed and surrounding areas along Sellars Gulch and other area tributaries. The waterways thrive after this annual event.

“We are grateful for all of the dedicated local teams who come to this event every year to make our community a cleaner place,” said David Van Dellen, stormwater project manager.

Volunteers should check in starting at 9:30 a.m. at Festival Park (Second and Perry streets), where they will be given gloves and bags. Some volunteers may be taken by van to different area creeks. Second Street will be closed, so participants should park in the Town Hall parking lot, 100 N. Wilcox St., and walk to the park. Breakfast burritos from Santiago’s will be provided during registration.

Teens who want their work to count toward community service hours must bring a community service waiver already signed by their parents.

Following the cleanup, participants are encouraged to stick around to enjoy refreshments and arts and crafts with the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild.

To volunteer, go to and fill out a waiver form to bring with you the day of the event. Or, simply show up at Festival Park between 9:30 and 10 a.m. T-shirts will be given to the first 170 participants to sign in. In case of very inclement weather, the event will be held Saturday, May 19. For more information, call 720-733-6011.

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