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Earth Day: CharMeck Adopt-a-Stream

Apr 22, 2021

Earth Day volunteer effort: Decided to do our semi-annual Adopt-a-Stream stream clean today in recognition of Earth Day. We were thrilled to see less debris than prior efforts, but still so many plastic bottles, plastic grocery bags, and styrofoam.

If you frequent a restaurant that still uses styrofoam, please encourage them to switch to a more earth friendly option (recycled cardboard, biodegradable containers, etc).

We were curious going into it if we would notice any difference the COVID-19 quarantine could have had on trash accumulation. Boy were we right! It seemed, with the decreased road traffic, there was a significantly less amount of trash in the streams which mirrors the global trend researchers have noticed throughout the past year.

What a beautiful day as well with nothing but Carolina Blue sky’s!! If you’d like to consider volunteering with us please let us know. If you’d like to learn more please visit Storm Water Services Adopt-a-Stream Program

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