The Carillon at Boulder Creek is located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in scenic Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is known for its natural beauty and breathtaking scenery – and local resident John Canova is determined to keep it that way. Learn more about John’s efforts to keep the creek clean, maintaining its beauty and protecting its ecosystem for generations to come.
Taking Out the Trash at Boulder Creek
No one asked him to do it. It wasn’t even a group event. But, The Carillon at Boulder Creek resident John Canova saw a problem and he’s out to fix it. John walks Boulder Creek and removes the trash that others have left behind. Thus far, he has recovered 31 tennis balls, 4 hypodermic needles, mounds of clothing, and countless other items. He says, “All we can do is deal with the symptoms.” He goes on to say, “The challenge is to get it out as fast as it comes in – because the cause, who knows?”
John is an inspiring example of empowered residents in our community and we are proud to have him call The Carillon at Boulder Creek home.“Working with these residents is a constant inspiration. John doesn’t brag about his good deeds, he just quietly goes about spending his time doing this public service,” says Angela Parkins, Activity Director, Carillon at Boulder Creek.
Thank you, John, for what you are doing to positively impact the environment around you and how you are inspiring others to make a difference! Keep up the great work!
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