Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup Week

Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup Week
Posted on 04/21/2019
This week, April 14-20, 2019, has been proclaimed by New Hope City Council as the “Great Shingle Creek Watershed Cleanup Week”.

Water runoff from the northern half of New Hope is part of the watershed area that flows into Shingle Creek, and New Hope is one of the cities who jointly manage the lakes, streams, and wetlands in the watershed.

As part of New Hope’s ongoing commitment to maintain the watershed, the city will participate in cleanup activities tentatively planned for Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 4:30 pm at Meadow Lake Park (8400 Meadow Lake Rd. E) in New Hope. Public is encouraged to attend.

Shawn Markham, New Hope city forester, will oversee the local activities. This is New Hope’s tenth year of participation in the “Great Shingle Creek Watershed Clean-up”. The slightly later date for this year’s event was chosen in hopes of having better weather in later April to encourage participation.

Volunteers from the community, elected officials, and city staff will combine their efforts to clean up Meadow Lake Park and work to control invasive species. Efforts from past years included debris removal from Bass Creek in the northwest portion of New Hope, planting of trees and shrubs, shoreline cleanup, and litter removal.

Besides general cleanup, volunteers will help with landscaping and plantings. Volunteers are encouraged to wear gloves and boots and meet at Meadow Lake Park at 4:30 p.m. The fun will continue for a couple hours.

In addition to the cleanup, and in honor of Arbor Day, the group will also be planting trees around the park.