Lick Creek, MST clean-up a success

Environmental, Events, Sound Rivers

Posted on March 16th, 2023

Areas of Falls Lake and Lick Creek got a spring cleaning last weekend, thanks to Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop, Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail and a bunch of volunteers.

“The Lick Creek cleanup was great,” Sam said. “We were able to split up into three groups of five people, and we had people from all over: from the Lick Creek community that have been involved in the sedimentation issue — which was awesome — people that have been helping out with the MST cleanups and people that had heard about us from all over Raleigh.”

The group met up at 10 a.m. and headed off to three different spots where they found the expected litter, but also a few unexpected items: an old bed frame, rotted tires, a half-buried pile of treated lumber.

Sam also got to promote Sound Rivers’ work to a new audience.

“There are many different reasons why people might care about the work that we do, and trash clean-ups are one of the ways that is easiest and most accessible, where they can find that commonality,” Sam said. “It’s a really easy on ramp for learning more about the Neuse watershed and getting involved. People caring about and wanting to have a clean community is a really good starting place.”


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