October 11 Paddling Cleanup of Floyds Fork

October 11 Paddling Cleanup of Floyds Fork

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Ellen Doolittle
21st Century Parks
edoolittle@21cparks.org
502. 303.8644

 

The Parklands of Floyds Fork Volunteer Event:

October 11 Paddling Cleanup of Floyds Fork

 

Louisville, KY. - 21st Century Parks staff and volunteers will be conducting a fall cleanup along Floyds Fork stream on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The event will begin at the PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Pavilion in Beckley Creek Park with a welcome from 21st Century Parks, the nonprofit organization that operates The Parklands of Floyds Fork.. From there, volunteers will begin cleanup along Floyds Fork from the N. Beckley Paddling Access back to Creekside center. Volunteers are encouraged to bring canoes and kayaks to clean in and around the creek. Volunteers without boats will have an opportunity to pick up trash along the shoreline and in other areas of Beckley Creek Park as needed.

Gloves and garbage bags will be provided to volunteers at the event, as well as coffee and doughnuts. A limited of number of boats will be made available for clean-up volunteers at no charge by Green Earth Outdoors, as long as the water level is 35 cfs or higher. To request a Green Earth Outdoors canoe or kayak for this event, email rentals@greenearthoutdoors.com.

All participants are encouraged to register for this event, although it is not mandatory, and the event will occur in the case of rain or shine.  Cancellation will occur in the case of lightning or flooding. Life jackets are required for those who plan to participate by boat.  More information can be found at www.theparklands.org/FallCreekSweep or by calling 502-584-0350.

This is the second of two volunteer creek sweeps planned for 2014. The first occurred in April when 85 volunteers cleaned up an estimated 700 lbs of trash from in and around Floyds Fork in The Parklands. To view photos from this event, click here.

 

WHAT:                       The Parklands of Floyds Fork Fall Creek Cleanup

WHEN:                       Saturday, October 11th

                                    10a.m. – 1p.m.

WHERE:                     Meets at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Pavilion (near the Playground)

                                    1401 Beckley Creek Parkway

                                    Louisville, KY 40245 (click here for directions)

 

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

-          Participating volunteers

-          21st Century Parks Officials:

1.    Scott Martin, Parks Director, The Parklands of Floyds Fork

2.   Ali Greenwell, Program Coordinator, The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Contact Ellen Doolittle at 502-584-0350 to arrange for an interview prior to the event.

 

About The Parklands of Floyds Fork

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre donor-supported public park system under development within the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville. One of the largest and most ambitious metropolitan park projects in the nation, The Parklands is a dream realized by 21st Century Parks, a nonprofit organization established to create and preserve new unexcelled parks that serve as city-shaping infrastructure. The Parklands is now 35% open, currently operating and programming the first two of four parks in Eastern Jefferson County. The entire system is on schedule to be completed in 2015. 21st Century Parks is responsible for fundraising, land acquisition, construction, and long-term operations of the new park system. Community members may contribute to the annual fund by becoming a Parklands Member. Learn more at http://TheParklands.org/member.

 

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