On April 6, 2013 our incredible Clean Bread and Cheese Creek volunteers cleaned from Merritt Boulevard to North Point Boulevard and included North Point Road! Over 170 volunteers arrived at Bread and Cheese Creek to clean the Willow Road Section of the stream, but they quickly met and exceeded this goal and cleaned up the section of North Point Road between North Point Plaza (Wal-Mart’s Shopping Center) and German Hill Road. As if this wasn’t incredible enough the continued cleaning in the stream until they reached North Point Boulevard! However, this still was not the end volunteers moved in the opposite direction cleaning up to Merritt Boulevard including the trash choked shore next to Merritt Manor shopping center! You can see through the photos the huge difference they have made! This totals over 3 miles of stream and a road that are now completely trash free!!!
Even when our Bread and Cheese Creek Truck broke down in the morning our volunteers stepped up again allowing us to use their own! We have said it before and we will say it again No-one can match our incredible volunteers! Thank you so much for your incredible and monumental effort! Today we removed over 3.5 tons of trash (427 trash bags!), over 2 tons of metal that has been recycled, 23 shopping carts, 14 tires (one a huge tractor tire), 2 bicycles, 2 lawnmowers, a portable black and white TV, a section of wrought iron fence, an elliptical machine, and more! Our motto is “Together can make a Difference” and thanks to our volunteers, we are! Today was our must successful cleanup EVER thank YOU!
On April 20, 2013 over 130 Clean Bread and Cheese Creek volunteers cleaned Bear Creek Park and shoreline as well as the buffer area from the Bear Creek Swim Club to the playground! Volunteers removed over 4 tons of trash (567 trash bags!), over 2 tons of metal that will be recycled, 10 tires, 9 shopping carts, 9 bicycles, 7 plastic lawn chairs, 2 electric lawnmowers, an electric scooter, a huge rear projection TV, a 55 gallon drum, an engine head, an electric roof antenna, and more! Our motto is “Together can make a Difference” and thanks to our volunteers, we are! Today was an incredible first cleanup of Bear Creek and we look forward to continuing our effort to clean up and restore this historic creek! A land and water spur trail has been proposed for Bear Creek. It would connect with the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail near Battle Acre Park. The 19th century history of this area connects to the 1814 Battle of North Point, Defenders’ Day celebrations, and Joshua Barney.
On May 18, 2013 despite the threat of rain, over 33 volunteers arrived to volunteer with Clean Bread and Cheese Creek at Stansbury Park / Pond and cleaned the shoreline trails, picnic area, sports field areas, and playground area! Volunteers Together we removed over 2 tons of trash (217 trash bags!), including a 23 golf balls, 19 fishing bobbins, 17 lures, miles of fishing line, a submerged couch, a box spring, a fully decorated artificial Christmas tree, a bicycle, sign post, carpet, and more! Despite the threat of or rain we made a huge impact on the health and beauty of this beautiful little park.
On July 6, 2013: What better way to spend part of your July 4th weekend than to honor those who gave their lives defending our country during the War of 1812, Our Countries Second War for Independence! We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all 20 Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Volunteers who arrived today despite the intense heat to clean up the War of 1812 monuments of Battle Acre, the Methodist Meeting House Monument and North Point Battlefield Park. Two pickup trucks full of overgrowth and several bags of trash were removed. Invasive crabgrass was removed from the sidewalk and brick work surrounding the monuments, vines and trees growing through the wrought iron fences were removed, stumps were dug up and mulch was put down around the Methodist Meeting House Monument. All the organic material was taken to the dump to be turned into free mulch for Baltimore County Residents. After removing all the overgrowth at the Methodist Meeting House Monument (across the street from Poor Boys - The Methodist meeting house was the headquarters for the British before the Battle of North Point and quickly became a field hospital for both sides after the battle began) we made an amazing discovery – A cement flagpole holder which is part of the monument and had been buried beneath the dirt and weeds so long none of our group had ever seen it before! Although we got a lot done, we still have more work to do at all of these monuments so watch for future events. Thank you again volunteers we couldn’t have done it without you!! No Veteran or Soldier who has given their lives defending our Country should ever be forgotten, no matter who long ago that sacrifice was made!
>These citizen soldiers died defending our country and should be honored properly. If they had not stood their ground, both Fort McHenry and Baltimore would have burned as Washington D.C. did earlier in the war.
Our organization to be featured in a video package showcasing Clean Bread and Cheese Creek's commitment to the Bay as well as our need for volunteers
12 PM – 5 PM (Walmart, Dundalk). Pick up some wonderful fall treats. Proceeds help clean your community! We are in need of baked goods... if you would like to donate, please contact us.
(Veteran’s Park). This event is hosted by the Baltimore Art and Music Project (BAMP).
(Veteran’s Park). 8 AM - 12 PM (Lynch Cove, Dundalk). The Eastfield Stanbrook Civic Association and Clean Bread and Cheese Creek will be cleaning up Lynch Cove Run. For more information call Karen Cruz at 410-285-7399
On Saturday, October 13, 2012 over forty volunteers arrived on the crisp October morning to cleanup Stansbury Park which was organized by the ESCA (Eastfield Stanbrook Civic Association) and assisted by Clean Bread and Cheese Creek. Volunteers walked the shorelines, combed the beaches and searched through bushes to remove bottles, cans and fast food wastes a plenty. Golf balls and fishing equipment (bobbers, bait containers, lures and fishing line) were also removed in abundance. By the end the cleanup 35 trash bags of trash as well as two and a half shopping carts, a bicycle, a scooter and a construction cone had been removed from the park allowing its natural beauty to shine through again.
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek would like to thank ESCA for its continued effort to help keep Stansbury Park a place where everyone can come to enjoy the beauty of nature. We would also like to thank the ten volunteers from Clean Bread and Cheese Creek who gave up part of their Saturday morning to help with this worthwhile effort.
Over 121 volunteers from Clean Bread and Cheese Creek cut up and removed 8 fallen trees blocking the flow of the stream, over a forty yard dumpsters worth of trash and debris (475 trash bags) as well over 2,000 pounds of metal, which included 6 shopping carts, 5 tires, 5 unused shotgun shells, 5 full cans of spray paint, 3 bicycles, 3 cell phones, 2 scooters, 2 TV sets, 2 tire rims, a recliner, a port hole, a car batteries, a lawnmower, a can of paint, a concrete donkey and much, much more! Than you Ocean Conservancy for your support which helped us with this incredible success!
Your efforts have not only made a huge impact on the appearance of Historic Bread and Cheese Creek in the North Point Area we have also taken another step toward restoring the environmental health of the Back River Watershed and the Chesapeake Bay. None of this could have been accomplished without the hard work of all our volunteers and our generous supporters!
8 AM - 12 PM (Stansbury Park, Dundalk). The Eastfield Stanbrook Civic Association and Clean Bread and Cheese Creek participated in cleaning up Stansbury Park.
(Dundalk and Essex). We worked with other area environmental groups to plan a whole week of fun Green Events.
8 AM – 2 PM (Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk). Our spring Bread and Cheese Creek cleanup in the Merritt Boulevard Section was a huge success thanks to all our wonderful volunteers! See the photos and videos of them hard at work here.
Over 115 volunteers arrived and worked hard in Bread and Cheese Creek in the Merritt Boulevard area between Merritt Boulevard and Willow Road. (Our original goal was Plainfield Road but our incredible volunteers went way beyond that goal as we made it over halfway to North Point Road!) This is just another example of how incredible out wonderful volunteers are!
Together we cut up and moved 3 fallen trees blocking the stream, we removed thirty yards of trash and debris (307 trash bags full), on twenty yards of metal, which included 7 shopping carts, 7 tires, 5 cans of paint 2 bicycles, a lawn mower, a wheel chair, a cement dual basin sink, an engine head, a couch, a bowling ball, an office chair and the bumper from a 1972 Chevelle!
12 PM - 5 PM (Walmart, Dundalk). We held another successful bake sale where all proceeds went to helping to clean up the environment. (Baked Good Donations are needed for future fundraisers) For more information please contact us.
8 AM - 12 PM (Met at Anchor Bay Marina). We helped the Friends of the Hard Yacht Cafe clean up the Peninsula Expressway from Merritt Blvd. to the Bear Creek Bridge.
On Sunday, November 20, 2011, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek will hold it's second Bake Sale Fundraiser. The first Bake Sale was such a huge success so stop by and say hello and pick yourself up a delicious treat! We will be at the Walmart in Northpoint (Northpoint Blvd., Dundalk) from 12 noon til 5pm (or til we sell out).
If you would like to participate in this bake sale or donate goods in which all proceeds benefit Clean Bread and Cheese Creek, please contact us.
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek's cleanup in the North Point section went extremely well. We can’t begin to thank all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors enough for all the hard word they did. Despite constant deluges Friday and the threat of more rain Saturday, 153 volunteers showed up early in the morning with smiles on their faces and ready to work! Together we cut up and removed 9 fallen trees blocking the stream, we filled one forty yard dumpster with trash and debris, one forty yard dumpster with metal (which included 33 shopping carts), 22 tires, 4 bicycles, 3 car batteries, 1 tiller, and a weathervane and much more! Please view our photos to see the tremendous progress that was achieved and keep your eye out for more information regarding our April 2012 Project Clean Stream event.
A map of the North Point section that was cleaned can be seen here.
On Friday, April 22, 2011, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek held its first official fundraising event. Since the organization is a volunteer based group, Michelle Barth, the Treasurer, thought it be a great idea to hold a Bake Sale to raise funds for future clean-up events. The Bake Sale was set up at the local Walmart in Dundalk. It was a hit and a lot of fun too. Please take a look at our photos from our first fundraiser. If you have ideas on ways we can raise funds or if you would like to participate in our events, please contact us.
On Saturday, April 2, 2011, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek participated for a second year in Project Clean Stream held by The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. We targeted the Berkshire area. We had a huge amount of support from Berkshire residents as well as followers of Bread and Cheese Creek, which we are so grateful for as there was plenty of work to be done in this area. Volunteers came out and really worked hard to to remove trash and debris from this neglected part of the creek. We hope our work here instills a sense of pride in the neighborhood as the creek looks so much better now. Please take a look at our photos from this successful clean-up.
40 volunteers from NorthBay Adventure School arrived to help clean the section of Bread and Cheese Creek behind the ARC building and along North Point Road where it travels over Bread and Cheese Creek. With their hard work we removed 1 ton of garbage and half a ton of metal from the stream which included 12 shopping carts, 15 tires, 3 bicycles, a bath tub, a swing set, a tractor trailer door and part of a tombstone. Please check out the photos of this incredible group of students and staff.
Despite the chilly fall weather and cold water, 107 volunteers turned out and removed an incredible amount of trash and debris from the creek! Giving up part of one’s weekend is a big sacrifice, and it is truly appreciated by Bread and Cheese Creek, Back River, and the Chesapeake Bay where all these waters empty.
What a wonderful day! Everyone worked hard, they put their backs into it and dug out 14 shopping carts, they used their personal vehicles to haul trash to the dumpsters, they pushed wheel barrows full of junk, they waded into the chilly waters and the entire time everyone laughed and smiled. Some people were only able to stay for a few hours, others arrived before 7 AM and left after 4 PM, but everyone was wonderful help, and all help was appreciated.
The area targeted was between Merritt Boulevard and Plainfield Road. This was a 're-cleaning' from when we first tackeld it in September of 2009. In the course of a year, plenty of trash had built back up in the area. Make sure to look at the photos from this event and see how great our achievement was for the day.
Clean-up number 2 was a HUGE SUCCESS!! With 101 volunteers donating their enrgy and time, we removed a lot of stuff from the creek. Anyone can see the difference before and after the cleanup. Four thirty yard dumpsters were filled, two with trash, two with metal (mostly shopping carts) and huge stacks of natural debris that trap and collect the trash were all removed from the creek. The metal will be recycled and the natural debris will be turned into mulch. Some of the more noteworthy debris included 302 bags of trash, 22 shopping carts, 17 tires, 6 bicycles, 4 skateboards, 2 porcelain sinks, a bath tub, an industrial cable spool, a swing set, and a boogie board.
We couldn't have done this without our dedicated Volunteers and Sponsors. Thank you to all who participated or contributed to this tremendous effort. Please check out our photos and video of the clean-up. You can also read news articles of our achievement here.
Our first Clean-up took place on Saturday, September 12, 2009. We had a great turn out and removed one heck of a lot of trash and debris from the creek! We all know giving up part of one’s weekend is a big sacrifice, and it is truly appreciated. It is appreciated by the residents along the section of Bread and Cheese Creek we cleaned, by Back River where the stream empties, and by the Chesapeake Bay were all these waters eventually flow.
Everyone worked hard, they put their backs into it and dug out shopping carts, they used their personal vehicles to haul trash from the shopping center area, they pushed wheel barrels full of junk, they waded into the chilly waters swelled by the previous day’s rain and the entire time everyone laughed and smiled. Some people were only able to stay for a few hours, others arrived before 7 AM and left after 5 PM, but everyone was wonderful help, and all help was appreciated.
Anyone can see the huge difference before and after the cleanup. Three forty yard dumpsters were filled, one with trash, one with wood / yard waste, and one with metal (mostly shopping carts). Some of the more noteworthy debris included thirty-four shopping carts, two motor cycles, six bicycles, a bath tub, a wooden exercise treadmill (when did they stop making wooden tread mills?), several bowling balls, an Oxy-Acetylene tank, an a Wii guitar.