In connection with the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Stewardship Virginia initiative, Wilderness Road State Park will host a creek cleanup on Sept. 8 beginning at 10 a.m. The park is teaming with Daniel Boone Soil and Water Conservation, as well as with Lee County Litter Control and Recycling on the project. The park is seeking volunteers from the community in an effort to remove litter from Indian Creek.
Indian Creek has been mentioned by such legendary pioneers as Daniel Boone and Joseph Martin, citing its significance during the westward movement of the late 1700s. The park uses the creek for various nature programs, including Critters in the Creek, Kids in the Creek and Junior Rangers. It offers scenic views while offering an array of nature’s beauty.
A hot dog lunch will be provided at noon as part of the park’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Those wishing to volunteer are asked to call the park office at 276-445-3065. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to join in the park’s “chinking” party, getting their hands muddy to seal the cracks in the park’s recently restored Robinson Cabin with clay and straw, just like Boone and Martin did.
Stewardship Virginia is a statewide initiative held twice annually to help citizens with projects that enhance and conserve Virginia’s natural and cultural resources.