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Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the Nimitz High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter joined forces for a cleanup as part of “National FFA Week.”  The students, who were joined by their teachers and North Lake College Service Learning students, met on the chilly Saturday morning of February 25 for a cleanup at Trinity View Park.  The 24 volunteers gave 96 hours of service in collecting 114 pounds of litter from the park, particularly the tree lines and banks of small creeks that lead to the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.  The City of Irving Parks Department provided access to the park and guidance for the project.

This is the third consecutive year that the Nimitz FFA Chapter has chosen to work with KIB for their National FFA Week Project.  This event is held annually during the week of George Washington’s Birthday to celebrate his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. Chapters at high schools all over the country participate in community service projects during this week.

 “It says a lot about a group of students when they choose to spend their Saturday volunteering in a worthwhile project intended to help beautify our city,” said KIB Board member and Schools Co-Chair Kelly Horn.  “Keep Irving Beautiful has a long history of working with Nimitz and our other local high schools, and it’s always a rewarding experience.”

Keep Irving Beautiful is a non-profit, grassroots, leadership organization dedicated to educating our community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of our city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of our city including government, business, church, cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations.  If you are interested in volunteering with KIB, or making your activity a “green event,” please go to Keep Irving Beautiful, or call (972) 721-2175.

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