Show Sand Creek some love this Earth Day

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

Though Earth Day brings to mind the daunting challenges our planet is currently facing, making an impact on the Earth — specifically in Sandpoint — is made possible this weekend by the Sand Creek Cleanup.

The Simon family volunteers to collect litter, debris and micro-trash from City Beach as part of LPOW’s annual Sand Creek Cleanup. Courtesy photo.

The event, held Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is co-sponsored by Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper and the city of Sandpoint. After meeting at the City Beach boat launch at 10 a.m., participants will collect litter, debris and micro-trash from City Beach and along the Sand Creek path. This event will happen rain or shine, and all cleanup supplies — as well as some refreshments — will be provided.

City of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Director Kim Woodruff said he has participated in the cleanup in the past, and said City Beach along with the Sand Creek Corridor are very visible and important waterways to keep clean.

“That area is one of the gems among our parks,” he said.

Woodruff said he and the city are thankful to LPOW for taking the lead on the Sand Creek Cleanup.

“It’s something anyone can do to make a difference,” he said. “The more the merrier.”

Contact LPOW Executive Director, Shannon Williamson, at (208) 597-7188 or [email protected] with questions.

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