Parkerson Mill Creek cleanup scheduled for Nov. 30

Published: November 11, 2022

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Auburn University Risk Management & Safety, or RMS, the Department of Crop, Soils and Environmental Sciences, the AAES Water Resources Center and the city/municipal governments of Auburn, Opelika, Lee County and Smiths Station will host a creek cleanup event from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, along the banks of Parkerson Mill Creek. Students, faculty, staff and those associated with the university community are invited to participate in the event.A small stream that stretches past the football and baseball fields and the old coliseum on the campus, the Auburn University Parkerson Mill Creek was transformed in 2014 into an area used as outdoor classrooms for environmental research. It is up to the Auburn University community to keep this living stream vibrant, clean and beautiful.Volunteers for the event should meet beside the Auburn Wellness Kitchen at 1:30 p.m. Gloves and bags will be available for collecting, but participants will be responsible for bringing appropriate footwear, such as rubber boots or waders. Participants will need to sign a Volunteer Release & Acknowledgement of Risk waiver prior to collecting; forms will be available on the day of the event.For more information or to request a waiver, please contact Tom McCauley at

Submitted by: Kevin Ives