Volunteers Needed for Stream Cleanups

October 18, 2023

Volunteers needed for multiple stream cleanups

Saturday, October 21 along Beargrass Creek

LOUISVILLE, KY— Picking up trash along our waterways is a little thing that can make a big difference for our streams. So, join MSD as we clean up and help remove litter from the Beargrass Creek watershed and stream banks. The agency will provide trash bags, gloves, a sanitizing station, trash grabbers, and a free commemorative t-shirt! 


Volunteers can drop in during the times listed for as much or as little time as they would like. 

Join the fun at one of these four locations: 

  • Karen Lynch Park

                        1709 Story Avenue

                        8:30 AM to Noon

  • St. Xavier High School, Tennis court parking

                        1609 Poplar Level Road

                        10 AM to 1 PM

  • Cherokee Park, Big Rock Pavilion

                        2199 Park Boundary Road

                        9 AM to Noon

  • Dupont Road area near First Watch  CANCELED.

                        950 Breckenridge Lane

9 AM to Noon

MSD is hosting these events in partnership with the Beargrass Creek Alliance, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, Olmsted Parks Conservancy, ORSANCO and St. Xavier High School.


When it rains or snows, the precipitation lands on impervious surfaces, such as roofs and pavement—collecting toxins, pollutants, and sediments as it makes its way to the creek. “Everyone benefits when we work together by picking up trash in and around the area, reducing pollution in our waterways,” states MS4 Program Administrator Colette Easter.

This event is part of MSD’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System outreach efforts.

For more information, please visit LouisvilleMSD.org/WaterQuality.