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Saturday, July 17 at 10 AM

With Michael Parkey at Playground Park 

Generations of Eastwood children have explored our creek, but it is not just for kids anymore.  If you didn’t grow up here, you may have no idea what Dixon Branch is really like.  Did you know that Dixon Branch is a permanent stream that flows all year?  Water quality tests show that Dixon Branch has some of the cleanest water you will ever find in an urban stream, but you won’t need the tests when you see perfectly clear water flowing over a gravel bottom.  The gravel comes from the same white limestone that gives White Rock Creek its name.  In places, the limestone comes to the surface, creating waterfalls and outcrops that will remind you of the Hill Country.

Did you know that sunfish dig pits in the white gravel in which they lay their eggs?  The sunfish are easy to see in the clear water, and we can also expect to see other species of fish, turtles, herons, and wood ducks.  In July the sun will be warm but the water will be cool and waist-deep in many places. Dress appropriately.

The Creek Crawl will start at the playground near the intersection of Lippitt and Sinclair.  Children are very welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian.  In case of bad weather, both events will be postponed for one week.

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