Caring Environment Escambia County Pensacola

Clean up Carpenter Creek [podcast]

December 2, 2016

This week, I interviewed Emerald Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy about her efforts to clean up Carpenter Creek. She and Councilwoman Sherri Myers had a tremendous response to their Town Hall meeting on the creek (Read Saving Carpenter Creek).

Commissioners Grover Robinson and Lumon May have endorsed the Carpenter Creek RESTORE project. Murphy and her volunteers are waiting for funds. They will begin the clean up this weekend.

“We have a lot of work to do,” said Murphy. “Our clean up is this Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will meet at the Publix Shopping Center on 9th Avenue. Emerald Coastkeeper is providing gloves, bags, food, and water.”

She asks that people to dress prepared to work along the creek and to wear waders or waterproof boots.

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  • Laurie Murphy December 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you Diane Mack. Your support as a leader in our community is essential to bringing folks together for a good cause. Pine Glades is a beautiful community. With a strong community effort, anything can be accomplished.

    Thank you for your support!

  • Bryan December 2, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    How did they get around the private property issues with carpenters creek? I was at a meeting and it came up but no one had an answer. From the source to about a quarter mile southeast of 9th ave it is all private property till it becomes what I assume is then the state. Easy to see on city website … not the easiest thing to use but have been finding out lately it is very useful. So I can see why the city might have issues going into private property!

    I would prefer to stay anonymous for fear of going against the crowd . Not sure how I can do that. But hopefully you can answer the questions..

  • Diane Mack December 2, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Immense thanks to Councilwoman Sherri Myers and Coastkeeper Laurie Murphy for all their efforts in behalf of the Carpenters Creek environment– from me and fellow residents of the Pineglades neighborhood! Couldn’t pitch in on the cleanup this time, but hope to be able to do so next time.