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7th annual ‘Clean Creek Fest’ kicks off, volunteers needed

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 6:35 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The 7th annual ‘Clean Creek Fest’ is underway at First Magnitude Brewery, but it’s a little different this year.

Instead of a one day clean up, volunteers can sign up with the brewery and Current Problems today through Saturday to keep Gainesville creeks clean.

Participants of age receive a free beer and the satisfaction of keeping the community clean.

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“People that are like minded and care about Gainesville and care about protecting our natural resources here,” said First Magnitude’s chief brand officer, Simon Mcclumg. “So, watching this event grow to where I believe it was year five was more than every other year combined is such an exciting thing to see and it’s great to see the various organizations around the city from student groups to non-profits getting together and doing their part to help clean up our creeks.”

Volunteers will be in groups and gather as much trash around creeks as possible.

“It’s a fun game to lift up a bag that’s only five pounds and then one that’s 28 and sort of compare them, how heavy is this tire and it becomes a bit of a game,” said Current Problems Director, Nicole Llinas. “So, people really like seeing and being able to measure the impact of what they’ve done and say oh my gosh we pulled 100 pounds out and they’ll run inside the brewery and have a free beer and sort of hang out a little bit.”

To sign up to volunteer Click Here.

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