BCA will be providing free bike valet parking for all Creek Cleanup participants. So get on your bike and come on down.
The annual Anchorage Waterways Council/Municipality of Anchorage Creek Cleanup is happening on Saturday, May 14th!
Every year at this time, as the snow finally fades away, we are left with the refuse it stored all winter. Unfortunately, everything flows downhill, inevitably ending up in our creeks, where it threatens wildlife habitat and impairs our recreational and leisurely enjoyment. Creek Cleanup is our opportunity to come together as a community and show our love for our beautiful and vital waterways and wetlands. You can form a team, or just join your neighbors and spruce up your favorite stretch of creek.
Starting at 9:00 am, supplies and information will be available from stations located throughout the municipality. When you check in with the volunteer “honcho” at your preferred station, you will receive bags, gloves, information, and assistance. Then you can fan out along the creek from there. There is no lack of junk to be picked up from in and around the creeks.
Upon signing in with a honcho, you will also receive a ticket that entitles you to enjoy free food and a chance to win fabulous prizes being offered at the picnic celebration following the cleanup. Be sure to make your way down to the Valley of the Moon Park from Noon until 2:00, where the Anchorage Waterways Council is throwing a party to celebrate the efforts of the volunteers. Enjoy some delicious food, bluegrass music, informational exhibits, camaraderie, and fabulous prize giveaways from local businesses like Moose’s Tooth, Kaladi Bros., and REI. We’ll also be giving away awards to volunteers in various categories including Best Dressed Team, Strangest Trash, and more.