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Stream Clean-up

posted Jan 20, 2015, 6:06 PM by Jim Black   [ updated Jan 21, 2015, 6:15 PM by Joe Scout ]

September 9, 2014
Adams Farm Stream Clean-up
Fifteen scouts attended this event.   

This activity is managed through the Adopt-A-Stream program sponsored by the City of Greensboro Water Management Resources Department.  The event takes place two times a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. We as a troop have the responsibility of cleaning the Adams Farm Parkway Stream starting at the club house and proceeding several hundred yards west of the parkway overpass.  A minimum of two clean ups a year is required to maintain our recognition sign located on the road at the overpass. Each clean up consist of the following;

Meet at the clubhouse at 6:pm. on regular scout night dressed in class B uniform and suitable clothing for stream and weather.

  • Divide into two groups with adult leaders.                    
  • Have a short safety course and hand out trash retrievers and trash bags.
  • One group works from the spillway to the overpass. The other group works the west side of the overpass. When complete, we meet back at the club house and discuss any troop business. 

My responsibility (MR. Clark) is to report back to Water Resources our findings detailed as follows;

  • Number of participants. (Usually ranges from 24 to 30 participants)
  • Number of bags and content          
  • Stream Inspection; water color, presence of odor, oily sheen, foamy, algae, stream appearance, bank erosion, blockages and stream flow. 

This activity is considered a service project and each scout receives a minimum of one hour. The last participant count was 18 scouts and 6 adults. 

Thank you Terry Clark, for proving the above write up.

After this event we finally got to enjoy putting a whip-cream pie in Pam's face.

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Austin Black

2014-09 Stream Clean-Up