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City of Tulsa Hosts 22nd Creek Clean-Up Event

This article was archived on 12/7/2016

The City of Tulsa's Stormwater Division will host its 22nd Annual Creek Clean-Up Event on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The clean-up event this year will focus on Crow Creek.

Crow Creek Clean-Up participants will receive light snacks and lunch provided by Rib Crib and Tulsa Young Professionals. An educational presentation and door prizes will also be provided. One lucky individual will have the opportunity to walk away with a door prize of two Southwest Airlines tickets.

Volunteers can sign-up to participate in the Crow Creek Clean-Up by calling Julie Monnot, (918) 591-4375 or registering online.

Individuals participating in the clean-up event will meet at the lawn behind the Philbrook Museum, 2727 South Rockford Road at 10 a.m. and should bring a blanket to sit on for lunch. Participants should also remember to wear clothing suitable for working outside and in the creek.

The City of Tulsa Stormwater Division has an extensive education program that focuses on pollution prevention within the city to keep Tulsa's streams safe and enjoyable for the public.

The main objective of the education program is to help prevent pollution from entering storm drains and ultimately Tulsa's streams. Pollutants such as: household chemicals, car vehicle fluids, grass clippings, and even pet waste can impact Tulsa's streams.

The City of Tulsa aggressively takes action to lower the concentration of pollutants in Tulsa streams through surface water quality monitory and enforcement programs, infrastructure improvements, the watershed characterization program and public education programming.

Sponsors for the Crow Creek Clean-Up include: Blue Thumb, Mix96.5, Oklahoma River Warriors, Pepsi, Rib Crib, Tulsa Area Conservation Foundation, Tulsa's Young Professionals, and the Tulsa Zoo.

For more information about stormwater quality in the City of Tulsa, visit: www.cityoftulsa.org/sos

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