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My Town: Volunteers remove dozens of bags of debris from Buck Creek
My Town: Volunteers remove dozens of bags of debris from Buck Creek

 

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)—  A threatened cold water trout stream is much cleaner, thanks to two teams of volunteers in Grandville and Wyoming.

On Aug. 12, volunteers pulled on waders to help clean up Buck Creek.  The morning cleanup effort was organized by Peter Miller with Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited.  Volunteers filled approximately 25 bags with trash that had built up along the creek's banks.   The debris included basketballs, sandals, three or four vehicle tires, the spindle of an old washing machine and countless empty alcohol bottles.  

A second cleanup scheduled for that evening had to be cancelled because of inclement weather.  Miller says he'll likely try to reschedule the event in the near future.

The creek cleanup actually began in May, when students from Northview removed more than 50 bags of debris from Buck Creek.  Miller says Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited is applying for a grant to monitor Buck Creek, which is on the brink of becoming too warm to sustain trout.

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