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On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Town of Zionsville and its partners will hold Creekfest – an annual celebration of Eagle Creek through recreation, stewardship and education. This event includes a stream cleanup and festival with booths and activities.
Volunteers are encouraged to register online for the stream cleanup, which will begin at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., volunteers and the public are invited to participate in water- and conservation-related activities at Elm Street Green, including kayak demonstrations, a creekstomp, a DNR casting station and much more. Dumpster Drummers will provide entertainment until the event ends at 1 p.m.
New this year, a rubber duck race in Eagle Creek will begin at 12:30 p.m. For $1, participants can decorate their own duck and put them in the creek for a race. Prizes will be available for the winning ducks.
Creekfest began in 2013 with a stream cleanup and 40 volunteers. In the past, more than 7,000 pounds of trash have been collected during the stream cleanup.
“The stream cleanup is still the signature activity but our goal is to continue to grow the all-ages festival at Elm Street Green to provide water-related activities, recreation and education for all ages,” said Stormwater Assistant Superintendent Gavin Merriman. “We hope lots of people join us and ‘get their feet wet.’”
Creekfest is a partnership between the Zionsville Parks & Recreation and the Zionsville Street & Stormwater Departments, as well as the Boone County Solid Waste Management District and Zionsville resident Todd Settle. Volunteer, sponsorship and exhibitor forms, along with parking and transportation information, can be found online at www.zionsville-in.gov/creekfest.