Join Good Samaritans all 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 2014 Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off from 9 a.m. to noon April 5 at Trinity View Park, 2298 East Sixth St. The annual trash-off is Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup.

“We’re looking for as many volunteers as possible to meet us at Trinity View Park next month for the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off,” said Keep Irving Beautiful Coordinator Rick Hose. “Cleanup events are fun and rewarding experiences for individuals and groups, and the result of our collective efforts will be a cleaner, greener Irving.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 5. Here in Irving, volunteers will focus on Trinity View Park, part of Campión Trail, which borders the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Removing litter from Trinity View Park is critical because the adjacent waterway, which supports the water needs of 9 million people, equates to about 40 percent of all Texans.

“Millions of Texans depend on the Trinity River for their water needs, and they are counting on us to keep its surrounding areas clean and free from litter for our needs as well as the needs of future generations,” Hose added.

Volunteers will be provided with gloves, litter grabbers, as well as bags for trash and recycling. In addition, volunteers will be treated to a free lunch after the event. For individual or group registration, visit rockthegreen.org. All ages are welcome. For more information, email info@rockthegreen.org or call (972) 721-2175.

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