I recently saw a flyer for Creek Week! Wondering what is Creek Week? I clicked on the link to read more about it and soon discovered this was something i would love to do with my son.
Creek week is a week-long event I was late on finding this event so we missed the week long activities for a more hands on experience but,that was OK. We didn't miss the most important one,volunteering to help clean a local creek.
So I signed us up! Me, my son & my husband.
Saturday we all woke up bright and early grabbed are water, gloves, litter picker upper and a bucket for the trash and we were on are way too the creek we had chosen to clean.
We had arrived and other volunteers were already there met the leader of the group and we were given are what not to do scenario such as homeless camps, etc.
We were off with are bucket and garbage bags. My goal here was to be a learning lesson for my 14 year old son.To teach him the importance of volunteering doing good for the community and a little about working how it's not always fun.
I would say it was pretty fun actually, we got to spend time as a family. We collected about three bags of garbage and a few big pieces of cardboard.We walked quite awhile collecting a lot of trash.
When we were done we headed back to the site supervisor gave him the rest of the trash we had collected and then we we were off to the park for the final celebration.
This was a big celebration for "Creek Week"Radio Disney" was even there.
When we arrived there where a lot of people we got in line and got are T- shirts for the work we had did at the creek clean up.
The event had many booths set up for the kids to check out which was fun because my son had a passport he had to get stamped at each booth to win a prize when he got them all stamped.
Me and the hubby even learned that we have a state Trout! "The Golden Trout"Really we should have known this but we didn't we know about are flag bear,flower,etc.
|The California golden trout (Salmo agua- bonita) was designated the official state fish of California in 1947. The golden trout is native to California, originally found only in a few icy streams of the headwaters of the Kern River. Hatchery- raised fish have now extended the range of the golden trout to many waters at high elevation in the Sierra Nevada's and also other states.|