Mayor Burchett to participate in Families in the Creek

Who:           Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, the Beaver Creek Task Force and members of the community

What:          Families in the Creek event

When:         Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

Where:        Halls Greenway behind Food City, 7114 Maynardville Pike

Children, their families and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will wade into Beaver Creek this weekend as part of a fish assessment activity during Families in the Creek. The event is an educational opportunity for families to explore a local creek and learn about water quality issues.

Knox County’s Stormwater Management and Parks & Recreation departments are teaming up with the Beaver Creek Task Force to host the event onSaturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Halls Greenway behind Food City, 7114 Maynardville Pike. The event was originally scheduled for May 18 but postponed due to inclement weather.

In addition to fish assessment, other educational activities at the event will include a stream walk, benthic macroinvertebrate assessment and scavenger hunt. The event is free to the public, but will be limited to the first 40 participants to register. To reserve a spot, visit http://bit.ly/KnoxFIC.

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