RUTLAND – The 14th annual Leading Creek Stream Sweep will be held Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Meigs SWCD Conservation Area on New Lima Road between Rutland and Harrisonville.
The first Leading Creek Stream Sweep was held in 2001 in Rutland and it has been held every April since then, roughly coinciding with Earth Day.
This year the event will be held at the Meigs SWCD Conservation Area shelterhouse, which is located along New Lima Road between Rutland and Harrisonville. The Conservation Area shelterhouse has water and restroom facilities, something that has been lacking in the previous 13 stream sweeps, in addition to more off-road parking.
Trash bags, safety vests and gloves are provided for volunteers, and pizza will be served afterwards. Youth or other community groups are welcome.
The event is sponsored by the Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District, Rutland Township Board of Trustees and the Meigs Transfer Station. For more details about Stream Sweep or for registration forms contact the Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District at 740-992-4282.