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FROM READERS: Columbia College organizes a stream clean

Monday, October 15, 2012 | 8:00 p.m. CDT
Columbia College students, faculty and volunteers clean up a local stream as part of Columbia College's Stream Clean event.

Steve Dotson is the social media manager for Columbia College.

This past Saturday, Columbia College Assistant Professor of History David Karr organized a Columbia College Student, Staff and Faculty Stream Clean team, and they cleaned up the Hinkson Creek stream bank close to the Scott Blvd entrance of the MKT trail. Rough terrain, as some of the photos will show. 

“This area is pretty difficult to access and so hasn’t been on the city’s own citywide stream clean event in the past," said Dr. David S.Karr. "Ours was a sort of 'trial run' to see if it might be included in the future.”

Participants:
David S. Karr: Team organizer (faculty)
Andy Schwarm: Day student
Kimberly Griffin: Day student
Lushen Griffin: son of Kimberly
Erin McConachie: Staff — Evaluations
Christine Chirko: Staff — Evaluations
Janet Trent: Staff — Evaluations
Steve Davis: Evening student
Scott McMahon: Faculty — Art Dept.
Cheryl Hardy: Faculty — Social Sciences Dept.; Professor of Psychology
Mark Baltzer: Dr. Hardy’s husband and mathematician

Thanks to Mike Heimos at City of Columbia for supplies. If you are motivated by our photos to do the same, Columbia will be having a Clean Sweep event this Saturday.

Check out more photos on Columbia College's Facebook page.

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