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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Texas Trash-Off

Volunteers and organizers at the 2018 Trash-Off stand with event banner.

Join good Samaritans across the state in making Texas the cleanest and most beautiful state in the country as part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

Keep Irving Beautiful invites all residents, businesses and civic groups to make a clear and clean difference in the community by participating in the 2019 Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off from 9 a.m. to noon April 6 at Trinity View Park, 2298 E. Sixth St. The annual trash-off is Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup.

Part of a national movement, Keep Irving Beautiful is one of more than 1,200 organizations that will engage millions of volunteers in improving their communities through litter-abatement events and activities on or around April 6. In Irving, volunteers will focus on Trinity View Park ― part of Campion Trail ― which borders the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Removing litter from Trinity View Park is critical because the adjacent waterway supports the water needs of 9 million people, which equates to about 40 percent of all Texans.

Volunteers will be provided with safety vests, gloves and litter grabbers, as well as bags for trash and recycling. In addition, volunteers will be treated to a free lunch after the event. All volunteers are encouraged to bring canned foods or other nonperishable food items to benefit the Crisis Ministries Food Pantry in Irving. Those who donate items will receive a T-shirt, while supplies last.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (972) 721-2175. For individual or group registration, visit CityofIrving.org/KIB and locate the “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off/Great American Cleanup” link. Online registration closes March 29. All ages are welcome.

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