On Saturday, Aug. 28, Zionsville Parks and Recreation and community 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 must register in advance online for the creek cleanup, which begins at 9 a.m. This year volunteers will focus on cleaning up the section of Eagle Creek from Creekside Nature Park to Zionsville Golf Course. From 10 a.m. – 1 p.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 bass casting station and more.
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 cleanup is an opportunity to let the community know how important Eagle Creek is and to give back to the Creek,” said Director of Recreation Services Mindy Murdock. “There’s a lot of recreational opportunities in our Creek, not to mention it is the main drinking water source for Zionsville. It’s important that we protect it.”
Creekfest is a partnership between the Zionsville Parks and Recreation and the Zionsville Department of Public Works, the Boone County Solid Waste Management District and Zionsville resident Todd Settle. For more information and to register to participate in the stream cleanup, visit www.zionsville-in.gov/598/Special-Events.
2021 Creekfest sponsors include: Bach to Rock, Boone County Solid Waste Management District, Moving Water Outfitters, Town of Zionsville, TriCo Regional Sewer Utility and Zionsville Insurance.