PAULDING — This summer if your family is looking for a great way to spend a couple hours outside and make a difference, this is the event for you. On July 20, the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District will host a stream clean-up day for Flat Rock Creek.

This event is to help maintain the health of our stream in good shape and keep its natural beauty. Our focus is tackling the trash and debris all around the stream banks and in the stream.

This event is for all ages and will make for great family time. We ask that you bring a few items which include gloves, plenty of water, old clothes and shoes, kayaks or canoes, life jackets and a smile. The Paulding Soil and Water Office will supply coffee and donuts in the morning, water, extra gloves, trash bags, and free T-shirts to the first 25 volunteers.

Our focus will be to clean Flat Rock Creek from the Black Swamp Nature Center to the U.S. 127 bridge in town. Meet at the Black Swamp Nature Center located at 753 Fairground Drive in Paulding between 9:30-9:45 a.m.

From there, we will break everyone up into three separate groups and each group will have a staff leader. There will also be staff leads in the creek in kayaks or canoes. We will finish up the clean-up around noon.

Thank you to the Antwerp Conservation Club for their donation toward this worthwhile event. Contact the Paulding SWCD office at 419-399-4771 or nutrient.specialist@pauldingswcd.org for any questions or additional information. Together, we can all make a difference in helping to keep Paulding County and its waterways looking good for many years to come.

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