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Residents of the Colquhoun Street neighborhood and volunteers throughout the area will begin work on a stream cleanup project on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Colquhoun Street.
Volunteers are needed to remove weeds, vines, and non-native plants and small trees from along the stream. A number of tires and many pounds of trash will be removed from the area, as well.
Anyone who has access to hand tools should bring them, organizers said. Pruners, sheers, small saws, rakes and hoes will be helpful. The City of Danville’s public works department will haul away debris.
Water, snacks, t-shirts and gloves will be provided for each volunteer who pre-registers.
During a neighborhood block party to introduce residents to the project, a number of people recalled playing in the stream as children and said look forward to returning it to a place that people will use, enjoy and maintain. About 40 people from the neighborhood signed up for the work day.
Danville Regional Foundation has invested $10,000 from its “Make It Happen” grant program to complete the project.
The project is led by Dan River Basin Association and partners: Allison Platt & Associates, the City of Danville, Danville Science Center, Galileo Magnet School and WW Moore Juvenile Detention Center. November 4 (1 – 4 p.m.) is the rain date. To volunteer, please call: 540 493 0477.
A December date will be announced for a third event celebrating completion of the project and for viewing a documentary which students at Galileo Magnet School and WW Moore Juvenile Detention Center are creating.
Additional information is available at the Dan River Basin Association or from any of the partners. To volunteer, call: 336 627 6270 or 540 493 0477.