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Rubbish roundup gets grant

September 05, 2011

The Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Margaret Rosch Jones award in the Keep Maryland Beautiful campaign for the annual Rubbish Roundup on Antietam Creek.  

The award, administered by the Maryland Environmental Trust and Maryland Department of Highways, is for nonprofit groups or communities that show continuing plans for a project that has already demonstrated a basic understanding and resolution of an environmental issue.  

The alliance is  dedicated to promoting, protecting and restoring the Antietam Creek. The annual Rubbish Roundup, the alliance's largest volunteer event, is a day-long creek cleanup traditionally held the third Saturday of September.  The cleanup provides youth groups and families the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of trash on the creek.   

Volunteers have removed more than 20 tons of trash from the Antietam Creek since the first Rubbish Roundup.

The alliance's sixth annual Rubbish Roundup is scheduled for Sept. 17. For more information, contact alliance President Ashley Haywood at 240-520-3483), or send an email to acwamaryland@gmail.com.

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