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Community Green Team Adopt-A-Waterway event


Monument Creek north of Uintah
Adopted creek section
The Green Team has adopted the stretch of waterway that runs along the section of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail on the east side of Monument Creek north of Uintah extending to where Fontanero would cross. 
On Thursday, Aug. 27, the City of Colorado Springs Green Team invited the community to come out and join them for an Adopt-A-Waterway clean-up over an extended lunch hour. Work, sun, fun and food was enjoyed by all as attendees cleaned up along the waterway.  With an important conservation twist, the group also recycled as much of the collected material as possible. In a show of community partnership over 50 attendees from eight different organizations, plus the general public, tuned out turned out to pick up more than two and a half truck-loads of trash.
On Saturday, March 6, the City of Colorado Springs Green Team once again invited the community to come out and join them. Over a full truck-load of trash was collected. Mother Nature showed her apprciation with a warm, sunny day. More than 50 attendees tuned out to clean up, share some barbeque and play a game of kickball. The oddest items removed were bike wheels, a garbage cart, and a bowling ball.  
Thanks to all who have made these events such huge successes!

Antennae ball
Some strange items were found on Aug. 27, including an mannequin leg, skateboard, and this guy.

Trash and recycle piles
Our Aug. 27 results!

Cleaning up
Gail goes wading on Aug. 27, 2009.

Cleaning up
Colorado Springs Utilities employees heading upstream on Aug. 27, 2009.

Cleaning up
Along Monument Creek with Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Aug. 27, 2009.

Cleaning up
Along the lower trail on Aug. 27, 2009.

Cleaning up
El Paso County employees lend a hand on Aug. 27, 2009.

Cleaning up
Along the lower trail on Aug. 27, 2009.

A leg up on a good reminder at the Aug. 27 event.

Fueling up
Food, fun and sun on Aug. 27, 2009.

Heading out
Heading out for some work on Aug. 27, 2009.

Setting up
Getting ready on Aug. 27, 2009.

Recycle pop cans
Recycling those pop cans at the barbeque on March 6, 2010.

Team Recycle
In the recycle spirit on March 6, 2010.

A family activity
Teaching and modeling behavior for the next generation on March 6, 2010.

A mother-daughter team!

Everyone helps
An inter-generational attack on waterway trash on March 6, 2010.

Mark moves in on some Monument Creek garbage on March 6, 2010.

Just one of our March 6, 2010 eco-champions!