Welcome to the Spring Creek Coalition Website!
Mission: to unite as citizens and actively engage in the preservation of the Spring Creek Watershed.
As You Enjoy the Creek this Summer -
Do Your Part to Keep it Clean
It's a beautiful day at the creek. The water is crystal clear, cool and refreshing. But what about those coke cans thrown by the wayside, potato chip bags, or worst of all, baby diapers tucked under a tree root?
Not only is litter unsightly, it is potentially dangerous to both people (broken glass) and animals (chemicals, entanglement in plastic). Do people realize that baby diapers = e-coli??
The same cool, clean water that attracts you, me, and other swimmers to the creek is being put to risk by our activities. "We don't know why peope who obviously love Spring Creek leave trash there," says Beth Rooney, President of Spring Creek Coalition. "These streams, Spring Creek and other Ozark streams like it, are really special places. We're lucky to have them and we need to avoid taking them for granted."
We can't change other people's behavior, but we can change our own. One way we can help is to take out all the trash we bring in, and even a little bit more to compensate for those who just plain don't.
"If you love it, help keep it clean," urges Beth.
Un-litter begins with U. Take out more than you bring in.