Raiders clean up the creekThursday, September 12, 2013 by: Kate AdamsChippewa Intermediate and Secondary School
On September 10, 2013 twenty eager volunteers headed out into the Chippewa Creek for the fall clean up.
The rain stopped just in time, allowing only the volunteer’s shoes and boots to get muddy. Chippewa Intermediate and Secondary School’s environmental group titled RaiderAid ran the event. The creek cleanup has been a long standing tradition for the group.
This year, RaiderAid advisor Jessica Bradford noted that “there is much less garbage than in previous years.” Referring back to the many times the group has fished out shopping carts and bicycle parts from the creek.
This was the second clean up since RaiderAid had officially adopted the Chippewa Creek from the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority.
The adoption binds the group to officially having two cleanups – one in fall and one in spring.
Approximately 10 bags of garbage and recycling was rescued from the creek.
The creek cleanup gave opportunity for new students to get involved.
New grade 7 student Keera Daniel said “I had so much fun at the creek cleanup!”
RaiderAid would like to remind everyone of the natural beauty of the creek, and that we should all utilize it.
Just remember to clean up after yourselves and keep the earth a greener, brighter place!