Big Pine Watershed Annual Cleanup
By Shelley Swearingen #yourlandwoman | July 16, 2020
“Don’t be a pain in the cheeks…” – that’s the new slogan being embraced by a local conservation group. The Big Pine Watershed Conservation Group is made up of local residents concerned about the water quality of Big Pine Creek.
Big Pine Creek spans a little over 51 miles and the watershed contains over 206,000 acres of farms and land in four counties: White, Benton, Tippecanoe, and Warren. It boasts the highest class of rapids in the state, and is revered by locals for its beauty, rare glacial-era white pine trees and diverse flora, fauna, and wildlife. Kayakers and canoers can be found here by the droves in the summer months.
The Big Pine Watershed group meets annually to clean up their favorite local body of water. This year, the event will take place on August 12, 2020. For details or to learn more, visit the group’s facebook page HERE.
This year’s cleanup efforts are focused on Rocky Ford, a privately owned property in Warren County, Indiana that allows public access to Big Pine Creek for swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and tubing. Volunteers are welcome to participate in the annual clean up events as well as water quality surveys that take place every three (3) months.