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Posted on: April 9, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Help keep Castle Rock’s creeks sparkling

Feeling anxious to get outside and enjoy the springtime weather? Plan to join your neighbors, fellow students, Town staff and other “Stream Teams” at Spring Up the Creek, scheduled Saturday, May 1, from 9:30 a.m. – noon.

This springtime event started six years ago, when a group of energetic volunteers took it upon themselves to clean up areas of East Plum Creek and Sellars Gulch. Since then, the springtime cleanup has grown to include hundreds of volunteers and has expanded to include creekbeds throughout Town.

“We have miles of trails winding through Town and along creekbeds that most of us enjoy year-round,” said David Van Dellen, stormwater project manager. “Spring Up the Creek provides residents with a great excuse to get outside and help keep Castle Rock the beautiful, charming community that it is.”

Volunteers should check in at Festival Park (Second and Perry streets), where they will be given gloves, bags and, possibly, a shuttle bus 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 Perry Street to access the park.

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 the street fair (on Second Street). Pegasus and Flying Horse will provide food for participants, and kids are invited to do arts and crafts with Home Depot and 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 at 9:30 a.m. Remember, for those under 18, waiver forms will need to be signed by a parent or legal guardian. T-shirts will be given to the first 170 participants to sign in.

For more information, log on to or call Utilities at 720-733-6000.

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