8th Annual Buck Creek Clean Up
Saturday, August 14, 2021
8:30 a.m.
Lemery Park, Wyoming, MI

A clean and healthy environment is critical to the overall health of our communities. Removing litter from our environment becomes increasingly difficult and expensive the farther it gets from its source. Taking action to remove trash within your community will ensure a swimmable, drinkable, and fishable future for the waters we all share. This clean up is an active event where volunteers will be walking and exercising as they make a positive impact upon the Buck Creek Watershed. Your participation is appreciated!


Event Timeline

8:30 AM
Volunteers arrive at Lemery Park for check-in. Once you are checked in you will be assigned a number and a team to work with for the day. You will receive a map of your section along the creek,  gloves and garbage collection bag. Each “team” will have one guide/leader for the day who will help answer any questions and provide guidance to volunteers. Coffee and baked goods provided by Biggby, Steenstra’s, and Marge’s Donut Den. 

9:00 AM
Final instructions will be given, teams will take a quick photo together, and volunteers will be sent off to their assigned clean up locations.

11:00am – 12:00pm
Volunteers meet at Wedgewood Park in Grandville where lunch will be provided by Grandville Mayor Steve Maas. (No taxpayer money used).

What to Wear/Bring:

  1. Comfortable shoes or boots (one’s that you don’t mind getting wet/dirty!)
  2. Layered clothing. Long shirt and pants are recommended to protect against poison ivy.
  3. Bug Spray
  4. A filled, reusable water bottle (we are trying to promote zero impact on the creek.)
  5. Waders (if you have them)

Pre-registration for the Clean Up has ended, however walk-in volunteers are welcome the morning of and join a clean up team.

Please call or contact Pete Miller if more information is needed or questions arise (517) 420-4003 peterbmiller9@gmail.com. 

A clean and healthy environment is critical to the overall health of our communities. This clean up is just one part of a multi-step process in assessing, improving and conserving Buck Creek. This type of clean up is an active event where volunteers will be walking and exercising as they make a positive impact upon the Buck Creek Watershed. Thank you to the fine sponsors that are making the event possible: Accurate Engines, Grandville Mayor Steve Maas, Key Realty, Biggby Coffee, Marge’s Donut Den and Steenstra’s Bakery.