Zionsville to host Creek Week to clean Eagle Creek
During the week of Aug. 8 – 16, residents are encouraged to celebrate Zionsville Creek Week, a week-long community service project aimed at cleaning up Eagle Creek, local parks and trails. This year, Zionsville Creek Week will take the place of the annual Creekfest event, which typically included a stream cleanup and festival with booths and activities.
During Zionsville Creek Week, the following parks located along Eagle Creek will be highlighted: Turkey Foot Nature Park, Elm Street Green Park, Creekside Nature Park and Starkey Nature Park. Signage and educational information will be posted throughout these parks. Participants are encouraged to collect trash along the trails and while exploring, take photos and share on social media using hashtag #ZionsvilleCreekWeek.
The Town asks all participants to practice social distancing, use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and dispose of any collected trash in the containers located in parking lots.
“Due to COVID-19, we have modified our annual Creekfest event to keep families safe and following social distancing practices,” said Interim Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Mindy Murdock. “This is an opportunity to safely get outside and join in a collective effort to clean up our parks and trails, which have been used by so many in recent months.”
Service organizations, businesses and churches looking for a group cleanup project can participate in cleaning a section of Eagle Creek. For more information regarding group cleanups, email [email protected]
For information on Zionsville Creek Week, visit: www.zionsville-in.gov/creekfest.