Participate individually, with your family, or form your own Creek Cleanup Team. Creek Cleanup is a time to meet new and like-minded individuals, learn about and how to protect our watersheds, and have FUN doing it! Here are the volunteer needs with more information located below—sign up using the Anchorage Waterways Council’s online volunteer sign-up form here!
Honchos- host a clean-up site between 9 am and 2 pm. Meet and greet! Pass out gloves, bags, and goodies.
Teams- form a group, pick a site and mobilize!
Responders- pitch in on the day of Creek Cleanup when and where you are needed!
Individual and Family Cleaners- show up, pick up and then enjoy the fun at Cuddy Park!
Duties and commitment levels are explained below.
Creek Honchos are stationed at each of the cleanup locations from 9 am to 2 pm. These folks sign individual cleaners up, hand out bags and gloves, and direct traffic to areas along the creek that need to be picked-up. Honchos need to meet with the Creek Cleanup Coordinator the week prior to the event and should also walk their section of the creek to scout for trashy areas.
Teams are formed by interested individuals and their co-workers or friends. You can have whomever you would like on your team, and there can be any number of people you want. The Team Leader signs up their team by filling out the volunteer sign-up form. You can select a specific location to work on or indicate no preference and we will assign you to an area of need. Team leaders will collect sign-in sheets to be filled out by each of their team members and will deliver them to the Honcho for their site on or before the day of the event. The Team Leader should also call the Honcho on the day of the event to check in. Team Leaders will need to collect bags and gloves for their team prior to the event. Contact Matt Kays at firstname.lastname@example.org to work out a pick up time.
These folks include runners who will be assigned several locations to assist. Runners need to use their own car and will have extra gloves, bags, and other items on hand. The runners will provide support to the Honchos from 9:00 till 1 pm on the day of the event. Additionally we need some folks stationed at the Cuddy Park from 9:00 to 4:00 on the day of the event to help in a variety of ways. We need folks to check-in the Honchos when they return, help set-up for the celebration, assist with the trash awards table, etc.
INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, and SMALL GROUP CLEANERS
If you just want to come out to a creek and help pick up trash on the morning of the event then all you have to do is go to one of the locations listed on the Locations page at this site, sign-in with the Honcho, and go to it!