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Get your gloves and waders ready for the 18th annual Krazy for the Kazoo, the Battle Creek area’s River Conservation Day event, set for Saturday, Oct. 6.
Volunteers are needed to clean up trash, debris, tires, and invasive species that can affect water quality near our waterways and other areas, and perform general beautification tasks. This year’s event also needs volunteers to form a “Green Team,” which will assist in achieving a zero waste event. The Green Team will help participants sort waste generated from breakfast and lunch into recyclable, compostable, and landfill bins. It also may sort items collected during the event to be cleaned and recycled, in an effort to divert waste from landfills.
Volunteers will meet to check in at 8 a.m. at Bailey Park’s C.O. Brown Stadium and, after a brief opening ceremony, will clean up their assigned work sites. All volunteers will receive snacks and coffee before the cleanup, lunch afterward, and a gift.
Pre-registration is required by Oct. 6. Volunteers can sign up at www.bcwater.org, on the home page.
The event is coordinated and sponsored by the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners, comprised of the City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, Calhoun County Water Resources Commissioner, townships of Bedford, Emmett, Leroy, Newton and Pennfield, Battle Creek area schools, Kellogg Community College, and the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center.
Follow Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners on Facebook, @bcacwp on Instagram, or visit www.bcwater.org for more information.