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One Tiny Creek at a Time…

        Here is a story about how one person is making a little difference for his community one tiny creek at a time. Backyard Creeks is an aspiring, new, open- source, non-profit company whose motto is “think Little.”. Backyard Creeks works with little groups to host volunteer stewardship events for little creeks […]

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Eagle Projects Through Creeklife

Eagle Scout Medal; photo by Ben E (Flickr). The culminating achievement of the Boy Scouts of America is to earn the Eagle Scout rank. Of course, 21 merit badges are required, but a prospective Eagle must also complete a meaningful service project that benefits his community. As we have discussed before, Creeklife can help Boy […]

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Creek Cleanup Safety: Protect Yourself While Protecting the Environment

Riverkeeper Sweep at Annsville Creek, via hudsonriverkeeper on Flickr. Although the dangers involved with creek cleanup are usually mild and easily avoided, crews do face some combination of physical, toxic, and natural hazards. After all, we don’t go to the effort of organizing, crowdfunding, and carrying out creek cleanups because our creeks are full of […]

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Earning Boy Scout Merit Badges through Creeklife

The Boy Scout Merit badges are not just about collecting achievements or advancing in ranks. All them instill an important sense of community service and commitment to our society. This commitment includes learning and protecting our environment for everyone’s health and enjoyment. Here are just three of the many environment-related badges that Boy Scouts can earn by connecting […]

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How to Lead An Environmental Cleanup

Environmental cleanup begins with the big picture of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, which takes responsibility for cleanup of hazardous materials at various sites throughout the country. This includes superfund sites, federal facilities, and Brownsfields properties. The EPA Cleanups in My Community program provides maps and specific information about these cleanup projects. There are many other cleanup […]

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