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Volunteers arrived on Oct. 6 [as part of Creek Week Cleanup] to clean out the ditch called Cheyenne Run, which flows along the edge of my property in the Ivywild area. It was heartening to see so many people get out on a Saturday, including many children, to remove debris from the water that flows into Fountain Creek.

Now let's see some similar efforts from Colorado Springs' stormwater team and Utilities and any holders of ditchwater rights along Cheyenne Run. Besides the possibility of debris dams causing flooding, there are issues of water contamination and a serious lack of maintenance.

As our Native American friends would say, "mni wiconi," water is life.

— Sally Green

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