Big Thicket Messenger - December/January 2007
Looking for a fun way to improve your community environment? Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is making it simple for anyone to become part of a waterway cleaning team! Through the Texas Waterway Cleanup program, KTB provides FREE supplies, such as garbage bags, litter-grabbers, gloves, sun, block, hand sanitizer, first aid kits, promotional posters, educational materials, volunteer giveaway items and more to any Texan interested in protecting local waterways.
It doesn’t matter if your event is large or small, the Texas Waterway Cleanup Program supports friends, families, athletic teams, social clubs, scouts, and other groups, as well as businesses, local governments, and individuals interested in organizing a cleanup.
The free planning, promotional, and cleanup supplies make it easy to host an event and improve water quality, reduce threats to human health and wildlife, and restore natural beauty in your community.
The program, a partnership between Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, helps support the cleanup of lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, wetlands, and other inland freshwater areas. In the past year, the program (formerly known as the Lake and River Cleanup program) supported 291 events, drawing more than 33,000 volunteers who removed approximately 540 tons of litter from areas around Texas waterways. Don’t miss this great opportunity to show your Texas pride and put your passion to work to keep your community clean, safe, and beautiful.
For more information regarding the Texas Waterway Cleanup Program, to register an event, and to find out if a waterway cleanup is scheduled near you, visit www.ktb.org or call 1-800-CLEAN-TX.
Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 340 affiliates work to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to take individual responsibility for making Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.