It’s summer. Looking for something cool to do? Mark your calendars for Aug. 3 and head out to Rainbow’s End for the Creek Crawl. Located at 41273 School Land Road, Jerusalem, the property is privately owned by Blue Feather Land Trust. Blue Feather, in partnership with Captina Conservancy, is hosting the event to promote stream health and understanding.
Here are the day’s events:
* 10 a.m. to noon — Sweeping the banks and the stream of trash. This will be upstream and downstream of Rainbow’s End. Wear clothing that can get wet and dirty, as well as sturdy shoes.
* Noon — Picnic-style lunch provided by Blue Feather. Vegetarian options will be available.
* 1 to 2 p.m. — Exploration of macroinvertebrates of the South Fork. During the first part of this hour, the Captina Conservancy will debut the new Captina Creek Aquatic Trail Guide. Local macro experts will assist interested explorers in finding and identifying members of the macroinvertebrate community. Participants will gather data to determine the health of the stream based on the macros.
* 2 p.m. to evening — Local sensation The Minor Chords will be taking us into the afternoon. Participants are invited to stick around and explore Rainbow’s End. Check out the creek or stick around for a campfire.
This will be a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, we will be doing trash pick-up and invasive species management around the property, the stream banks (flow permitting), and along with local road. Wear appropriate clothing and bring sunscreen and water. RSVPs are requested for a lunch count. Call Kari at 740-391-6268 or Abbey at 740-238-3415 for questions or to RSVP.
Directions from the North: Head south on State Route 26 from State Route 148/Captina Highway. After 3.4 miles, you will be entering into a sharp right turn. You will see a purple mailbox at this turn. Turn left down the gravel road. This is School Land Road/County Road 66.
Directions from the South: Head north on State Route 26 from State Route 145. After 4.0 miles, you will be entering into a sharp left turn and will see the same purple mailbox. Turn slight right down the gravel road. This is School Land Road/County Road 66.