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Bill Marion
A Tanyard Branch Creek Sweep volunteer hands up some plastic trash from the Tanyard Branch creek floor into the hands a second volunteer during the cleanup effort held on Earth Day.
Creek sweep cleans creek

To celebrate Earth Day, a handful of volunteers turned their attention and care to cleaning up an area literally in their own back yard, the Tanyard Branch.

What’s that you say, you’ve never heard of the Tanyard Branch? Listen to Andy Grant’s memories of the slow-flowing creek that runs through parts of Chester.

He said the creek is named for the tanyard that once processed animal hides and the by-products of that process ran into the creek.