By Jarred Meeks
Zionsville residents can celebrate Eagle Creek Aug. 10 by volunteering to clean different sections of the creek.
Creekfest, a two-part annual event, will begin with a community cleaning of the creek at 9 a.m.
Participants will remove trash from an area of the creek between Turkey Foot Nature Park up to the Holiday Road bridge in Zionsville.
A public festival will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elm Street Green. The festival will include educational booths and exhibits, a creek stomp, a rubber duck race and other activities.
“Eagle Creek flows through the heart of downtown Zionsville in the Village,” Zion Nature Center Park Naturalist Mindy Murdock said. “It’s just (an) opportunity to let the community know how important it is to us, give back to the creek itself because most of our park land falls along Eagle Creek. There’s a lot of recreation that people do with the creek. We need to appreciate it and protect it.”
Creekfest is a partnership between the Zionsville Parks and Recreation and the Zionsville Street and Stormwater departments and the Boone County Solid Waste Management District and Zionsville resident Todd Settle.
Settle proposed Creekfest six years ago when advocating for a community creek clean-up. Creekest has resulted in the removal of more than 7,000 pounds of trash from the creek.
To participate, register at Zionsville-in.gov/creekfest.