Brooks Run stream walk set to be held again on Saturday, October 27

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 HILLVIEW - The annual effort to help clean up the Brooks Run stream will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Brooks Run is described by the state Division of Water as a stream with impaired uses due to low water quality. Each of the five northern Bullitt County phase II cities are located at least partially in the Brooks Run watershed.

The main channel passes through Fox Chase adn Pioneer Village with primary tributaries flow from and through Hillview, Hunters Hollow and Hebron Estates. In an effort to involved and educate the general public to be aware of and help improve water quality, the cities conduct an annual stream walk.

A stream walk involves organizing small groups of concerned citizens with a group leader to walk a designated section to pick up any litter and return it to a collection point for proper disposal. Again, this year, the event will include stream water quality sampling.

The sampling will include basic chemical and biological testing to quantitatively evaluate and categorize the water quality in Brooks Run and Taynard Branch.

Boy Scout Troops 20 and 6878 are active in a leadership role in the planning and execution of the stream walk. These groups share a desire to serve their communities.

Everyone is invited to participate. Participants should arrive at the old Hillview City Hall on Prairie Drive at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event should wrap up by 1 p.m.

Dress in boots and jeans.

At noon, the Hillview Emergency Response Team will prepare lunch for all the participants.