Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) continued an Earth Month tradition by partnering with Contech Engineered Solutions for a two-day service project. This year’s project was a cleanup of Trinity View Park, and took place on April 27 and 28. A total of 18 Contech employee volunteers gave 72 hours of service and collected 660 pounds of litter and 220 pounds of recyclables from various areas of the park. Solid Waste Services provided a roll-off container for the bags, and then weighed the materials. The Parks Department provided logistic support for the project.
Each year, in honor of April being Earth Month, Contech offices across the country give their employees a day off to give back to the communities where they work. The Irving office does this over two days, with half the staff working one day, and the other half the next. Their first collaboration with KIB was a paint project at the historic Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Center in 2011, and subsequent years saw this enthusiastic group painting at Lively Pointe Youth Center, cleaning at River Hills Park and planting trees at the city’s Tree Farm at Mountain Creek Preserve.
“Contech is a great example of the kind of company we like to see here in Irving,” said KIB Board Member Rachel Moon. “They put an emphasis on building community relations and caring about the environment. We are always pleased when they come back year after year to partner with KIB, and the community really reaps the benefits of their volunteerism.”
Keep Irving Beautiful is a non-profit, grassroots, leadership organization dedicated to educating our community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification in order to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of our city. To find out how you can volunteer, go to www.keepirvingbeautiful.org or call the KIB office at 972-721-2175.