From John Long:

Despite a chilly and rainy start over 120 dedicated volunteers arrived at Bear Creek Park and nearly filled a 40 yard dumpster with trash and debris.

This was removed from Bear Creek Park and the shoreline of this historic stream as well as from Bear Creek Elementary School, General John Stricker Middle School, Charlesmont Elementary School and Charlesmont Park — all in all totaling over 3 tons!

This included 290 bags of trash, two metal chairs, a poker table, a shopping cart, a trampoline, a toilet and more.

Thank you everyone so very much for all your hard work on such a beautiful day! Our volunteer’s dedication to working toward a cleaner, greener, healthier community and environment is wonderful sight to behold.

Thank you everyone so very much for all your incredible hard work under such tough conditions! Our volunteer dedication to working toward a cleaner, greener, healthier community and environment cannot be topped. Thank you so much.

We would also like to thank the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and American Rivers for all their assistance and support on this cleanup and to thank Chick-Fil-A Eastpoint, Pat’s Pizzeria Dundalk MD, Dominos, Burger King and Chesapeake Traders Food Warehouse for their generous donations of food to feed all our hungry and hardworking volunteers.

Thank you so much, Tradepoint Atlantic and G&M foods for your generous donations allowing is to purchase much needed supplies! We would also like to thank Faculty and Families of Bear Creek Elementary School, faculty and families of General John Stricker Middle School, faculty and families of Charlesmont Elementary School, CityFam, and Towson University Alumni for all the incredible volunteers they supplied!