A cool fall morning greeted Friends of Kaercher Creek regulars Tim Mazaika, George Beccaria, Mike Martak, Kelly McCarty, Mike Quick and Pam Werst at the annual Fall Cleanup event on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Kaercher Creek. They were joined by Bill Montegari and members of the Berks Building Trades local 542 Operating Engineers and local 690 Plumbers Union.
Jonathan Henne Property Services provided lawn care, while Kuzan’s Hardware and Rental Center donated the use of a chipper for the day. A truckload of downed tree limbs and branches was shredded and taken off-site. Litter pickup, weed whacking and clearing of the walking path of debris were also conducted.
Volunteers were treated to morning coffee and snacks upon arrival. A lunch of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, shrimp, bottled water, sodas and snacks was also provided to those attending.
Since 2014, Friends of Kaercher Creek has been doing voluntary grounds maintenance on the site.
The group’s goal is to keep the park side usable for fishing license-buying anglers and others still visiting Kaercher Creek. Guidelines set forth in an “Adopt an Access Area” agreement between the group and Fish & Boat limit the areas and type of work that can be conducted.
Anyone seeking to volunteer may contact the group via their Facebook page, Friends of Kaercher Creek. Those unable to help, but wish to donate toward the effort, can visit the group’s GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/friends-of-kaercher-creek.
Source: Berkshire mont