Why do folks throw junk in our stream?
Last Friday, the visiting AmeriCorps NCCC River 7 Team did a last swept of Toll Creek on the eastern boundary of our property. Completing the work started by Ben and Jack last fall, the group removed new trash and old embedded junk that still remained.
AmeriCorps does worthy projects like this all around the country. Team 7 has been with Ijams Nature Center for over a month doing special environmental restoration projects and invasive plant removal that the nature center does not have staff to accomplish. After a couple more weeks with Ijams, they move on to West Virginia.
Toll Creek was once a heavily impacted urban stream that flowed through an industrial site, now it is far more picturesque, just in time for summer camps.
Ijams' caps off to Wade, Nolia, Julie, Gary, Trevor, Kyle and especially Renzo Quevedo and Toni Vasquez for spending considerable time digging out an old tire that was underwater and almost completely buried by sediment.