On Sunday, November 20, 2011, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek will hold it's second Bake Sale Fundraiser. The first Bake Sale was such a huge success so stop by and say hello and pick yourself up a delicious treat! We will be at the Walmart in Northpoint (Northpoint Blvd., Dundalk) from 12 noon til 5pm (or til we sell out).
If you would like to participate in this bake sale or donate goods in which all proceeds benefit Clean Bread and Cheese Creek, please contact us.
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek's cleanup in the North Point section went extremely well. We can’t begin to thank all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors enough for all the hard word they did. Despite constant deluges Friday and the threat of more rain Saturday, 153 volunteers showed up early in the morning with smiles on their faces and ready to work! Together we cut up and removed 9 fallen trees blocking the stream, we filled one forty yard dumpster with trash and debris, one forty yard dumpster with metal (which included 33 shopping carts), 22 tires, 4 bicycles, 3 car batteries, 1 tiller, and a weathervane and much more! Please view our photos to see the tremendous progress that was achieved and keep your eye out for more information regarding our April 2012 Project Clean Stream event.
A map of the North Point section that was cleaned can be seen here.
On Friday, April 22, 2011, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek held its first official fundraising event. Since the organization is a volunteer based group, Michelle Barth, the Treasurer, thought it be a great idea to hold a Bake Sale to raise funds for future clean-up events. The Bake Sale was set up at the local Walmart in Dundalk. It was a hit and a lot of fun too. Please take a look at our photos from our first fundraiser. If you have ideas on ways we can raise funds or if you would like to participate in our events, please contact us.
On Saturday, April 2, 2011, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek participated for a second year in Project Clean Stream held by The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. We targeted the Berkshire area. We had a huge amount of support from Berkshire residents as well as followers of Bread and Cheese Creek, which we are so grateful for as there was plenty of work to be done in this area. Volunteers came out and really worked hard to to remove trash and debris from this neglected part of the creek. We hope our work here instills a sense of pride in the neighborhood as the creek looks so much better now. Please take a look at our photos from this successful clean-up.
40 volunteers from NorthBay Adventure School arrived to help clean the section of Bread and Cheese Creek behind the ARC building and along North Point Road where it travels over Bread and Cheese Creek. With their hard work we removed 1 ton of garbage and half a ton of metal from the stream which included 12 shopping carts, 15 tires, 3 bicycles, a bath tub, a swing set, a tractor trailer door and part of a tombstone. Please check out the photos of this incredible group of students and staff.
Despite the chilly fall weather and cold water, 107 volunteers turned out and removed an incredible amount of trash and debris from the creek! Giving up part of one’s weekend is a big sacrifice, and it is truly appreciated by Bread and Cheese Creek, Back River, and the Chesapeake Bay where all these waters empty.
What a wonderful day! Everyone worked hard, they put their backs into it and dug out 14 shopping carts, they used their personal vehicles to haul trash to the dumpsters, they pushed wheel barrows full of junk, they waded into the chilly waters and the entire time everyone laughed and smiled. Some people were only able to stay for a few hours, others arrived before 7 AM and left after 4 PM, but everyone was wonderful help, and all help was appreciated.
The area targeted was between Merritt Boulevard and Plainfield Road. This was a 're-cleaning' from when we first tackeld it in September of 2009. In the course of a year, plenty of trash had built back up in the area. Make sure to look at the photos from this event and see how great our achievement was for the day.
Clean-up number 2 was a HUGE SUCCESS!! With 101 volunteers donating their enrgy and time, we removed a lot of stuff from the creek. Anyone can see the difference before and after the cleanup. Four thirty yard dumpsters were filled, two with trash, two with metal (mostly shopping carts) and huge stacks of natural debris that trap and collect the trash were all removed from the creek. The metal will be recycled and the natural debris will be turned into mulch. Some of the more noteworthy debris included 302 bags of trash, 22 shopping carts, 17 tires, 6 bicycles, 4 skateboards, 2 porcelain sinks, a bath tub, an industrial cable spool, a swing set, and a boogie board.
We couldn't have done this without our dedicated Volunteers and Sponsors. Thank you to all who participated or contributed to this tremendous effort. Please check out our photos and video of the clean-up. You can also read news articles of our achievement here.
Our first Clean-up took place on Saturday, September 12, 2009. We had a great turn out and removed one heck of a lot of trash and debris from the creek! We all know giving up part of one’s weekend is a big sacrifice, and it is truly appreciated. It is appreciated by the residents along the section of Bread and Cheese Creek we cleaned, by Back River where the stream empties, and by the Chesapeake Bay were all these waters eventually flow.
Everyone worked hard, they put their backs into it and dug out shopping carts, they used their personal vehicles to haul trash from the shopping center area, they pushed wheel barrels full of junk, they waded into the chilly waters swelled by the previous day’s rain and the entire time everyone laughed and smiled. Some people were only able to stay for a few hours, others arrived before 7 AM and left after 5 PM, but everyone was wonderful help, and all help was appreciated.
Anyone can see the huge difference before and after the cleanup. Three forty yard dumpsters were filled, one with trash, one with wood / yard waste, and one with metal (mostly shopping carts). Some of the more noteworthy debris included thirty-four shopping carts, two motor cycles, six bicycles, a bath tub, a wooden exercise treadmill (when did they stop making wooden tread mills?), several bowling balls, an Oxy-Acetylene tank, an a Wii guitar.