5/6/17 Turkey Creek Headwaters Litter Cleanup

Saturday, May 6*
9:00 AM to Noon

Meeting Location:
8401 Nieman Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66214
*Note: this workday was originally scheduled Sat 4/29, and rescheduled for Sat 5/6 due to weather.

Help us clean up litter in Turkey Creek headwaters!  We'll share some information about this watershed, have a short training, and clean up litter along the trail. Please wear your waterproof/rain boots! Without them you won't be able to participate as much. Even still, there are opportunities to clean within the tree line next to the creek.

All volunteers will receive a snazzy "volunteer" t-shirt and a chance to win a 55 gallon rain barrel ($65 value!).

We will provide litter grabbers, safety vests, trash bags and gloves. 

Volunteer Qualifications: All volunteers must

  1. Register online in advance
  2. Be at least 11 years of age with a supervising adult, or at least 16 to volunteer alone
  3. Agree to electronic liability waiver
  4. If you are with a group, please enter it in the Group You are With field below.

Please bring a re-usable water bottle filled with water that you can carry with you. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and long pants are a must. We recommend long sleeves to protect against poison ivy.  Muck or rain boots are also recommended if you have them! Consider a hat, sunscreen and bugspray. 

Name and Phone Number




I am aware that working as a volunteer at Bridging The Gap's Litter Pickup event is a potentially dangerous activity.  I am in good physical condition and health, and have properly conditioned myself, and have consulted with a physician, as appropriate, regarding my participation as a volunteer.   I have no physical or psychological medical conditions that would create risk(s) for myself or others in connection with this volunteer activity. The volunteer work I may perform will take place in parks or urban areas including streets, sidewalks on public and private property in residential and/or commercial areas, with inherent dangers that may include, but are not limited to, steep embankments, bodies of water, exposure to noxious plants such as poison ivy, snake or insect bites, contact with potentially dangerous materials such as herbicide or dumped items and trash, cuts or traumatic injuries from broken glass, limbs of bushes or trees or other materials, falls, injuries related to uneven ground, exposed roots or loose footing, the use of tools, contact with the general public, including but not limited to vehicular traffic in and about the event, and the effects of weather conditions, including high heat and/or humidity, cold, wind, snow, rain or ice.

In the event my volunteer activities take place through the use of an automobile or other vehicle, such as shuttle transportation to a worksite, or in an office or other setting I understand that there are certain additional and different risks that arise in such atmospheres and this waiver and assumption of risk is intended by me to include any and all such risks.  Therefore, I expressly assume any and all risks directly or indirectly associated with working as a volunteer at this event, and accept personal responsibility for my own safety and for the safety of those with me both on the premises and in traveling to and from this event and in my dealings with the general public while working as a volunteer at this event and for any and all damages of any kind resulting from injury whatsoever. If any of the activities I may encounter appear to pose a risk that I am not comfortable with, I will refrain from engaging in such activities.

Being aware of the above facts, and in consideration of being a participant in Bridging The Gap's Litter Pickup event, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf (collectively, "Releasor"),  hereby release, waive and discharge all claims against Bridging The Gap, Inc., and Johnson County, Kansas; their representatives, successors or assigns (collectively, the "Releasees"), from and against any and all claims, costs, losses and damages (including without limitation, all attorney's fees) ("Claims") arising from or in connection with  my participation  as a Bridging The Gap volunteer, including without limitation, the negligence of the Releasees, and/or of the other volunteers, participants, spectators or other third parties.   I will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Releasees from Claims arising from the undersigned's participation as a volunteer or any breach of the undersigned hereunder.  I promise that neither I nor any other Releasor will sue the Releasees and further agree that if anyone is physically injured or if property is damaged while I am engaging in, working for or otherwise participating in the Litter Pickup, neither I nor any other Releasor will have any right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against the Releasees.

Additionally, I understand that photos may be taken during the event I am participating in, and I hereby grant Bridging The Gap, Inc., and Johnson County, Kansas the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included, without compensation, for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same.  I hereby release Bridging The Gap from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.   I understand that Bridging The Gap does not currently offer court-ordered or disciplinary community service and that Bridging The Gap staff will not sign off on documents verifying service hours for court-ordered or disciplinary service.