By John Long
President and Founder, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
More than 121 volunteers from Clean Bread and Cheese Creek worked from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 to clean the Berkshire portion of the waterway.
The crew cut up and removed eight fallen trees that were blocking the flow of the stream and filled a forty-yard dumpster with trash and debris collected from the stream and its banks.
Volunteers filled 475 trash bags and collected more than 2,000 pounds of metal, which included six shopping carts, five unused shotgun shells, five full cans of spray paint, three bicycles, two scooters, two tire rims and a port hole. Other trash collected included two television sets, a recliner, a car battery, a lawnmower, a concrete donkey, five tires, three cell phones and much, much more!
Thank you Ocean Conservancy for your support which helped us with this incredible success!
Your efforts have not only made a huge impact on the appearance of Historic Bread and Cheese Creek in the North Point area, we have also taken another step toward restoring the environmental health of the Back River Watershed and the Chesapeake Bay.
None of this could have been accomplished without the hard work of all our volunteers and our generous supporters!
We wish to thank all our wonderful sponsors for all their support! Please support their business and organizations as they have supported us! We couldn’t have done it without you and our wonderful volunteers!
- The Ocean Conservancy provided some water, trash bags and other much needed supplies.
- Sun Products Corporation provided trash bags, gloves and other much needed supplies.
- American Rivers provided trash bags.
- Entenmanns Discount Bakery Outlet of Dundalk donated sweets and snacks for our volunteers.
- Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS) provided us with a two-man crew to assist with removing fallen trees on Friday.
- Baltimore County Highways provided us with a Dumpster for all the trash.
- Charlie’s Discount Foods donated all the condiments for lunch.
- The Baltimore County Geocache Club ran a raffle for a handheld GPS unit at the cleanup with proceeds going to the cleanup.
- Michelle Barth and Carrie Copple made and donated baked ziti and macaroni salad.
- Bernie Wesolowski prepared and served the pit beef, pit turkey and veggie burgers.
- John Wozniak donated more than 300 rolls.
- A private donor generously donated a check to help pay some of our expenses.
- Team HellCamino Racing supplied several tools, lots of labor and even bought lunch for us during the cleanup prep.
- Gold’s Gym Dundalk (our longest sponsor!), through Manager Raina Dewald, advertised our cleanup and supplied volunteers.
- Gotugo generously discounted the price on one of their portable toilets once again.
- Constellation Energy, Towson University and Circle K and the Boy Scouts all provided lots of hardworking volunteers!
- ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS – We couldn’t do any of this without you!
If we forgot your business or organization, please accept our apologies and contact us. We will certainly make sure you are acknowledged and thanked in our next newsletter, our FaceBook Page and our Website!