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Make A Difference Day - Comanche Creek Cleanup

If you want to feel like a kid again and go sloshing through some mud… then you might consider volunteering for this year's National Make A Difference Day.

Posted: Oct 25, 2019 3:25 PM

CHICO, Calif. - If you want to feel like a kid again and go sloshing through some mud… then you might consider volunteering for this year's National Make A Difference Day.

Chico's Comanche Creek is a beautiful open space greenway, but it is also home to many illegal encampments, litter, and debris that gets into the water.

On Saturday, October 26th Butte County is taking part in Make A Difference Day and the greenway is one of many locations where volunteers will tackle a massive clean-up.

To make sure as much of the creek gets cleared of trash and refuse, Chico Parks and Recreation has requested the water flowing into Comanche Creek from Butte Creek be temporarily diverted.  Shane Romain with the City of Chico Parks Department said, "It makes it very difficult to get into the creek bottom to remove any debris that may have accumulated there either from storms last year things washing things down the creek, so by getting in there now we can get that debris out before it goes further downstream."

"PALS" Volunteer Michael Hicks, who spends almost every Friday picking up refuse at various city locations, says with the water flow diverted volunteers will be able to work down *in* the muddy creekbed to pull off a deep cleaning, "Tires, old metal parts, and just junk, and every waterway is a park in Chico, there are more than 7,000 acres of parkland in Chico.  I feel good about it, we got a lot of people who are getting out there and taking care of business."

The Comanche Creek clean up event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and continues until about Noon. Volunteers should meet at the parking lot located at Park and East Park Avenues. To register to take part, and to learn more about the clean up click here

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