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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Call for Volunteers: Keep La Marque Beautiful Hosting Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-off April 6

Trash Off volunteers

Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission seeking street teams and community partners.

Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission invites citizens of La Marque, local business, organizations and civic groups to participate in the La Marque Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, for a citywide cleanup and beautification event.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS NEEDED TO CLEAN LA MARQUE ROADSIDES

Groups will meet in the La Marque Community Room and be provided with materials including gloves, safety vests, trash bags and bug spray. A contest for most bags of trash collected is planned. To participate, call Kierra Nance at 409-938-9225.

7:00 a.m. -      Volunteer check-in, materials pickup at La Marque Community Room

8:00 a.m. -      La Marque Trash-Off begins

11:00 a.m. -    Materials turn in, lunch served

Noon -             Results announced

FREE BULK TRASH DROP-OFF, SHREDDING & TIRE RECYCLING

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Step 1 -           Load bulk items & come to City Hall, 1111 Bayou Road

Step 2 -           Deliver trash & be prepared to unload. Only car and light truck tires will be accepted. No hazardous waste will be accepted.

“Millions of pieces of litter accumulate on American roadways each year, which means we need your help!” said Commission Chairman Joe Compian. “KLMB is seeking volunteer teams to clean up ditches, parks and known dumping areas in La Marque during the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 6.”

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a network of dedicated Texans working together to make our state the best place to live, work and play. Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission is an official affiliate of KTB. Join us the second Wednesday of each month in Council Chambers to get involved. Last year alone, more than 34,000 volunteers, collected 1.5 million pounds of waste and recyclables, and cleaned nearly 4,000 miles of Texas roadway. Take pride in the fact that you are part of making our great state beautiful. Keep La Marque Beautiful!

For general event information, email Colleen Merritt at cmerritt@cityoflamarque.org or call 409-938-9255. To volunteer, email Kierra Nance at k.nance@cityoflamarque.org or call 409-938-9225. To download city maps and read more about the 2019 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off visit beautiful.cityoflamarque.org.

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