Creek Week + Clean the Stream

UCCS' Adopted Waterway

Join us on Friday, October 1st from 9:30-11:30am to help cleanup the Templeton Gap Floodway. UCCS adopted a segment of the creek through the City of Colorado Springs' adopt-a-waterway cleanup program. Three times a year, we invite volunteers to help us cleanup this precious resource. 

Your Volunteer Check List | Before you Volunteer:

  1. RSVP by completing the tasks below.
  2. Read the UCCS Waiver.
  3. Send an email to with your emergency contact information. This email serves as your electronic signature to the waiver and photo release form. 

Your Volunteer Check List | Day of Clean-up

  1. Wear closed-toe shoes (and long pants are encouraged)
  2. Bring a water bottle
  3. Apply sunscreen

We will meet at Lot 100* outside University Hall (UHall) and walk the greenway trail to our adopted waterway locations. Our check-in tables will be located farthest east near Union. The closest restrooms are located in UHall.
Gloves and bags will be supplied at check-in. 


We are following UCCS Event Services' COVID-19 guidelines; changes may occur between published date and date of event. Once you have RSVP'd, you will receive email updates with the latest information the Monday before the event. (page last updated 8.24.21)

*Lot 100 is an orange lot; you can also pay-to-park by downloading the Park Mobile phone app
You can also bike to Lot 100; there are accessible bike racks to lock your bike, and the campus shuttle stops outside UHall which can be picked-up from the 500 series lots, Alpine Village, Summit Village and Centennial. 

Make a Difference

Learn about our local watershed or how to volunteer for more than one cleanup!

How has UCCS supported waterway clean-ups over the years?