Summer sustainability: Volunteer to clean UCCS’ adopted waterway

Volunteers at the seventh annual Creek Week cleanup event clear debris from the Templeton Gap Floodway.

This summer, UCCS staff are invited to do their part to help keep UCCS’ adopted waterway clean.

On Friday, July 23 from 9-11 a.m., all classified and university staff members are invited to the Office of Sustainability’s summer Clean the Stream event. Volunteers will clean litter and debris from the Templeton Gap Floodway, a segment of Fountain Creek.

UCCS adopted the Templeton Gap Floodway in 2010 through the city of Colorado Springs’ adopt-a-waterway cleanup program. The floodway was built in 1949 after catastrophic flooding submerged 200 Colorado Springs city blocks, destroyed homes and city infrastructure and caused casualties in the waterway’s drainage area. Three times a year, the Office of Sustainability at UCCS invites volunteers to clear debris from this critical resource.

The event has space for 50 volunteers. RSVPs and emergency contact information can be filled out online. Visit the Office of Sustainability website to learn more and reserve your spot.