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22nd Annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep Scheduled for June 1st

Tuesday May 28, 2013

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          
Contact:   Chris Lewis
(502) 574-1351

Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilmen Stuart Benson (District 20), and Robin Engel (District 22) will participate in the upcoming 22nd Annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep, and they are encouraging volunteers to join them in helping the Floyds Fork Environmental Association with their efforts to remove debris and improve one of this community’s largest parks and waterway.

The 22nd  Annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Persons interested in participating are encouraged to call 267-6883 or e-mail teenahal@aol.com. The cleanup will take place along the Floyds Fork waterway through the use of canoes and on the land adjacent to the creek. Please let us know you are coming and how many persons will be in your party – usually 2-3 persons per canoe; walkers on foot are assigned cleanup areas. Anyone able to bring their own canoe, kayaks or lifejackets are asked to  please do so.

The 22nd Annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep is sponsored by the Floyds Fork Environmental Association, Councilmen Stuart Benson and Robin Engel, the Louisville Metro Department of Solid Waste Management, Canoe Kentucky, the Jefferson County Conservation District, Jefferson Animal Hospital Fern Creek, Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District, and Long Run Sportsmen Club.

Event Schedule

8:00am          Registration and free light breakfast
8:15am          Officials and Event & Education Announcements
8:30am          Transport to canoe launch sites provided
Noon – 2pm    You arrive at take out point.  Volunteers are transported back to Floyds Fork Park Outdoor Shelter for a free picnic lunch.

Directions  to Floyds Fork Park: Go behind Shell  Gas Station located at 14305 Taylorsville Road).  If headed toward Fisherville on Taylorsville Road, turn RIGHT onto South Pope Lick Road off Taylorsville Road. Follow the signs, go over the bridge to the parking lot on the right and come to the building.

Sponsor:
Stuart Benson (R) 20
Robin Engel (R) 22