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City of Roanoke

Deschutes Tinker Creek Cleanup Event 2022

 

SAT. AUGUST 6th - 8AM to 12PM

 

This sign up is CLOSED. Hope to see you next year!

Join us for our 6th Annual Deschutes Tinker Creek Cleanup sponsored by Deschutes Brewery and the City of Roanoke Stormwater Division! Clean up participants will receive lunch and beverages hosted by Deschutes Brewery and a few extra goodies from the event sponsors. Kick off meeting starts at 8AM in Fallon Park where crew work maps, information and supplies will be handed out. 

Choose between land and canoe based clean up along Tinker Creek and the Roanoke River. There are different physical activity levels between sites so choose according to your physical ability. Let us know if you would like to use your own canoe and if you will bring your own PFD (personal floatation device). Don't forget to give us your t-shirt size!

SIGN UP DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JULY 15 BY 5PM! 

*Fill out our waiver ahead of time here: https://www.roanokeva.gov/FormCenter/Stormwater-23/Volunteer-Application-and-Release-from-L-196

Waiver for Minors here: https://www.roanokeva.gov/FormCenter/Stormwater-23/Parental-Consent-and-Release-Form-197

Date: 08/06/2022 (Sat.)

Created by:   Mckenzie Brocker
 
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Available Slot Location Time (EDT)

Land Crew - (6 people) (RATED: EASY)

Land based team to clean along riparian buffers in Parks. Adventurous souls can also wade into the stream as they are able.

Location TBD - Walkers 

8:00am - 12:00pm (6)

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Christina Gregory
No canoe
Bill Modica (2)
no canoe
Katherine Scott
n/a
Taylia Jones
N/A

Land Crew (6 people) (RATED: EASY)

Land based team to pick up trash in grass, along creek banks and trash along creek edge (easiest to wade along creek bank). Cleaning along 13th Street.

Lower Eastgate Park 

8:00am - 12:00pm (6)

 
All slots filled
Tammi Cascone
Na
Joseph Kovalcheck
Na
Nicole Davidson-Wert (2)
N/A
Carey Bradley
No
Treyquan Farmer
no Canoe

Water Crew (4 people) (RATED: MODERATE, WET)

Wade from 13th St along Lower Eastgate Park to Eastgate Ave NE. Trash in trees and along banks. NEED boots or waders.

Eastgate Park on 13th St. 

8:00am - 12:00pm (4)

 
All slots filled
Chris Yow
No
Nicholas Gathings
No
Ellie Gathings
No
Benjamin Bradley
No

Water Crew (4-6 people) (RATED: MODERATE, WET)

Wade from Fallon Park greeway upstream to stream bend and then back to Fallon Park. Can wade further to the confluence of Lick Run and Tinker Creek. NEED waders or boots or safe water shoes.

Baldwin Ave NE to Fallon Park. 

8:00am - 12:00pm (6)

 
All slots filled
Kathy Shaw
Sit on top Kayak
Matthew Elliott
Kayak
Adele Kimber
No
Pedro Gonzalez
No
Christine Carr (2)
no

Canoe Crew (RATED: MODERATE) (one - two teams of 2 people)

Canoe along edges of Tinker Creek from Fallon Park to Vinton Boat Launch. This team will focus on creek bank trash.

Fallon Park - Canoe 

8:00am - 12:00pm (4)

 
All slots filled
Karn Ford (2)
no, please provide canoes
Karn Ford Group 2 (2)
no

Land and Water Crew (RATED: WET, MODERATE-HARD)

Numerous tires along creek bottom. Many are embedded in creek bed. Requires some muscle and willingness to get wet!

Fallon Park @ Dale - Tire Removal 

8:00am - 12:00pm (15)

 
All slots filled
Toby Hurley
Walking to pull tires as always
Richie McReynolds
No
Jonathan Hughes
Pulling tires & other trash from creek
Jessica Hughes
Pulling trash
Fred Ficarra
No
Charles Seymour
No
Paul O'Keef
No
Steven Peffer
no
Lucian Peffer
n0
Joe Kozsuch
No canoe
Sarah Brighton (2)
No canoe
Andrew Webber
No canoe
Charles Zadd
No canoe
Shelley Pence
No canoe

Canoe Crew (RATED: MODERATE) (one team of 2 people)

Vinton Boat Launch to confluence with Roanoke River. Paddle downstream and back upstream to exit at same boat launch. Focus will be on creek bank trash.

Tinker Creek Greenway - Vinton Boat Launch / Roanoke River Confluence 

8:00am - 12:00pm (2)

 
All slots filled
Gary Duerk
bringing my own canoe
Barbara Duerk Duerk
bringing my own canoe

Canoe Crew (two - three teams of 2 people) (RATED: MODERATE)

Canoe along edges of Roanoke River and clean until reaching confluence with Tinker Creek. Paddle upTinker Creek to exit at Vinton Boat Launch.

Water Authority Parking Lot/13th Street Bridge 

8:00am - 12:00pm (6)

 
All slots filled
Laurie & Scott Spangler (2)
No canoe
Leola Edwards (2)
No Canoe
Brady Waldeck
Bringing kayak. Pair with Macey O'Neill (also bringing kayak)
Macey O'Neil
yes

Land Crew (4-6 people, RATED: EASY)

Land based team to pick up trash along sidewalks and street.

Wise Ave from 17th St to Greenway 

8:00am - 12:00pm (6)

 
All slots filled
Courtney Plaster
not bringing canoe
Deena Sasser
n/a
Sunni Purviance
No canoe
Leola Edwards
No Canoe
Paul Henning (2)
Land crew

Land Crew (4-6 people, RATED: EASY)

Land based team to pick up trash along riparian buffer and river bank points where paths are available.

Bennington Street - Shell Station 

8:00am - 12:00pm (6)

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Bailee Akers (3)
Yes
Carter Paden
No canoe
Spencer Holladay
No canoe

Land and Canoe Crew (RATED: MODERATE)

Shore and local river team to pick up trash particularly at far river bank.

Roanoke River @ Ivy St. - Local Canoe Team 

8:00am - 12:00pm (2)

 
All slots filled
Bailee Akers (2)
Yes

Land Crew (6-8 people, RATED: EASY)

Land based team to pick up trash along road, riparian buffer, and river bank points where paths are available.

13th St to Baldwin Ave - Walkers 

8:00am - 12:00pm (8)

 
6 of 8 slots filled
Connie Beheler
No
Blacie Hunt
N/A
Amanda Smith
No
Brandon Smith
No, land crew
Alexis Smith
No
Marc Lucht
no
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