The Parklands to Host Paddling Cleanup of Floyds Fork in Conjunction with Mayors Week of Service

 The Parklands to Host Paddling Cleanup of Floyds Fork  in Conjunction with Mayors Week of Service

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Ellen Doolittle

21st Century Parks

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The Parklands to Host Paddling Cleanup of Floyds Fork in Conjunction with Mayor's Week of Service

Big O Tires partners to recycle found tires

Louisville, KY. (April 23, 2015). In conjunction with the Mayors Give-A-Day initiative, 21st Century Parks staff and volunteers will conduct a spring cleanup along Floyds Fork stream on April 18, 2015. This is the third annual spring clean-up hosted by The Parklands as a part of the Mayor’s Week of Service and the first of two volunteer creek sweeps planned for 2015.

This event is open to the public and 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 in the Beckley Creek Park area. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring canoes and kayaks to clean in and around the creek. Those without boats will have an opportunity to pick up trash along the shoreline and in other areas of Beckley Creek Park as needed. Life jackets are required for those who plan to participate by boat.

Gloves and garbage bags, provided by Brightside, will be distributed to volunteers at the event. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes that can get muddy. Big-O-Tires has again agreed to recycle up to 250 tires recovered from the event.

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. More information can be found at www.theparklands.org/SpringCreekSweep or by calling 502-584-0350.

Any used tires found along the creek will be recycled by Big O Tires of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Throughout the weekend (April 18 &19), customers can bring up to 4 used tires to any area Big O Tires location for free tire recycling.

 

WHAT:                       The Parklands of Floyds Fork Spring Creek Cleanup

                                    Part of the Mayor’s Give-A-Day Program

WHEN:                       Saturday, April 18th

                                    10a.m. – 1p.m.

WHERE:                      PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Pavilion

                                     Beckley Creek Park                          

                                    1401 Beckley Creek Parkway

                                    Louisville, KY 40245

Click here for directions to the pavilion.

 

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 project is now 35 percent 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 late 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 www.TheParklands.org.

 

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