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Fountain Creek clean-up takes place this week

Posted at 4:28 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 10:48:59-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – This week is the annual “Creek Week” clean-up in southern Colorado. The community is coming together to help pick up along Fountain Creek and they need your help!

Folks will be hauling out litter from Palmer Lake all the way down to Pueblo. Last year they picked up 30 tons of litter and they’re hoping to beat that record this year!

Sadly, it’s all too common for our trash to end up in Fountain Creek clogging drains, harming wildlife, reducing our water quality and of course, ruining natural habitats.

This week, volunteers will pick up trash and debris along creeks, trails, parks and open spaces throughout the area.

“We live in a gorgeous community, however, our waterways tell a different story,” says Fountain Creek Watershed Project Manager Allison Plute. “Part of the involvement from Colorado Springs Utilities is we are here to protect your water.”

“We want to help people understand we all need to do our part in taking care of our local drinking water as well as the water that comes from the mountains,” continued Plute.

Creek Week is the largest clean up in the state of Colorado. There are nearly 40 different events for you to choose from that are great for friends, family and kids. In fact, they’re hoping to engage over 3,000 people this week.

They need your help to get there! Log onto to make it happen.