City Life, Economic Development

Volunteers needed for Valley Creek Clean-up in Bessemer

Please join volunteers from throughout the Birmingham-Hoover metro area for the 2019 Biannual Valley Creek Clean-up, slated for Saturday, March 16. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. Efforts in Bessemer will kickoff at McNeil Park, 1931 13th Street North. Other locations in the metro area for the Clean-up will include the Five Points West Library in Birmingham at 4812 Avenue West; Lipscomb City Hall at 5512 Avenue H and Oak Grove Memorial Park at 9180 Lock 17 Road. The Valley Creek Clean-up will focus on public awareness and trash removal along roadways and from waterways throughout the Valley Creek Watershed. Valley Creek has been a valuable natural resource for cities in west Jefferson County  throughout their history. Valley Creek begins under downtown Birmingham (close to UAB Hospital) and flows west to the Black Warrior River. The watershed for Valley Creek is a part of Bessemer, Birmingham, Brighton, Fairfield, Hueytown, Lipscomb, Midfield, North Johns, Pleasant Grove, and Sylvan Springs and covers about 257 square miles. Valley Creek provides aquatic habitat to numerous animals and continues to improve, but it needs your help. For more information on how you can be involved in the Bessemer event, contact Mr. Freddie Freeman at 205-565-9697.