Registration open for Parkerson Mill Creek cleanup

Published: November 18, 2022

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Register today for the Parkerson Mill Creek Cleanup at

Auburn University Risk Management & Safety, orRMS, 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 clean-up event on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 2-4 p.m. along the banks of the campus’ 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 pm. 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