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7th Annual Fish Creek Clean Up Challenge - MLK Day Day of Service

Join us, and many more service led hearts on an incredible day of service inspired by the heart and mind of USMC veteran, Angel Carter Willey!

7th Annual Fish Creek Clean Up Challenge - MLK Day Day of Service
7th Annual Fish Creek Clean Up Challenge - MLK Day Day of Service

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2025, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Arlington, 400 Cravens Park Dr, Arlington, TX 76018, USA

About the event

Join us for our cleanup along the 8 miles of paved Fish Creek Linear Trail and Fish Creek that runs 8 miles through Arlington and Grand Prairie. We have something for everyone! 

Want to get down and dirty? Wear some rainboots or waders and it's perfect for being in the creek. There are wooded areas, 2 parks and a school. From styrofoam cups and bags to grocery carts and tires, we have something for all levels of physical participation. Not only do we remove litter and trash from the environment, we are improving our neighborhoods, community and world all while honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is a great event for veterans to come together as well as families, groups, individuals, and those needing volunteer hours. 

We will meet at Craven's Park and disperse from there. Craven's Park has ample parking and restrooms. Look for us at the gazebo by the tennis courts. Breakfast, bags, gloves, and some limited tools will be provided. Long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes recommended. Preferably water proof footwear or something you don't mind getting wet and/or dirty. It is a great learning opportunity for anyone of any age but in particular for our youth that teaches where litter goes after it's thrown out the car window and how it affects the environment and community.

 

TYPE 

Service Project

WHAT TO WEAR 

Clothes that can get dirty; Cold weather layers; Closed-Toe Shoes

ACCESSIBILITY 

Uneven terrain; Wheelchair accessible site and bathrooms; Handicap Parking available; Jobs available for persons with limited mobility

WHAT TO BRING 

Bring a friend! Bring a refillable water bottle.

INCLEMENT WEATHER 

We will cancel if it rains. We've had drizzle and sprinkles and kept cleaning. We've had folks experience rain on the way to the event but it wasn't raining where we were. If there is ice and/or snow, the cleanup will be canceled. We will send out an email and post on our facebook page if the event is canceled.

 

WHO'S INVITED 

Groups Kids (under 13) Teens Adults (21+) Seniors (55+) Adults (18+)

EVENT CONTACT 

anna@vetstarts.com

Anna Leone

or 

His.angel@gmail.com

Angel Carter Willey 

WHEN AND WHERE DATE 

January 25, 2025

TIME 

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

LOCATION 

Craven's Park

400 Cravens Park Dr. Arlington, TX

PARKING INFORMATION 

Free parking on-site

400 Craven's Dr. Arlington, TX 76018 There are two parking lots. We will be at the pavilion by the tennis courts and smaller parking lot. There is a gray building between the baseball fields and tennis courts with bathrooms. Park in either parking lot, the smaller one fills up early but the big one by baseball fields has plenty of room.

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