Volunteers needed for Hangtown Creek clean-up

By April 21, 2011

A walk along the bike trail paralleling Hangtown Creek in Placerville inspired Tyler Fritz to plan the first “Hangtown Creek Trash Roundup” in conjunction with Earth Day. The big clean-up is Friday, April 22, along Hangtown Creek in downtown Placerville.

“With the support and encouragement of some good friends of mine, a local band named Element of Soul, this idea started to become a reality,” Fritz said.

Registration to help clean the creek starts at noon at Gold Step Studios, 617 Main St. in Placerville.

“In the last month I have recruited the support of many local businesses including Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub and Gold Step Studios, who together are sponsoring the event by lending their facilities and helping with advertising and promoting. We also have the backing of a local non profit, the El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation districts,” Frtiz said.

After signing in, volunteers will go out to an area along the creek and work until sundown or until all the trash is picked up..

Fritz wanted to thank all the businesses for helping with the clean-up effort including the Printing Press for supplying all of the fliers and Doug at Fresh Mint Design for his creative work.

To celebrate the clean up the band Element of Soul will be playing at Powell’s Steamer at 9 p.m.
Volunteers will also receive a wrist band that will be good for discounts at many downtown businesses: Hangtown Hot Dogs, Cuppa Coffee and More, Prospector Café, Bagel Works, Zia’s Café, Hog Wild Barbecue and Cascada.


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