|Kinder River Spies hauling away a blanket|
The Kinder and the 1st/2nd Grade River Spies decided to undertake an action project to improve the water quality of Amazon Creek. On 11/12/13, the River Spies embarked upon our first ever Amazon Creek Clean Up.
|The 1st/2nd Grade River Spies found this sign along Amazon Creek banks. |
The sign says "No Garbage Dumping"!
We started near the dog park at 29th & Amazon and moved north along Amazon Creek from there. With 45 minutes allotted for each group, the River Spies collected as much trash as possible in and along the creek. I have never seen kids so excited about picking up trash!
Armed with gloves, buckets, bags, squeeze handles, and boots, the River Spies picked up an astounding array of debris: plastic bags, food wrappers, cans, glass bottles, blankets, tarps, clothes, shoes, shave cream, masking tape, and balls.
A gigantic thank you to Carrie Karl of Eugene Park Stewards for loaning us supplies and for hauling away our trash collection at the end. All total, the River Spies extracted 2/3 of a cubic yard of trash from Amazon Creek!