Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is sponsoring the “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off,” part of the state’s signature event for the nationwide “Great American Cleanup” program, and a partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Like many Texas communities across the state, Irving will have a cleanup on the official Trash-Off date, April 8, at Trinity View Park from 9:00 a.m. to noon. KIB will provide the cleanup supplies – safety vests, gloves, litter pickers and trash/recycle bags - and even serve lunch afterwards. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, and are asked to sign up online at the KIB website, www.keepirvingbeautiful.org.
Last year’s event, also held at Trinity View Park, drew 215 volunteers who collected and stopped 2,660 pounds of trash and recyclables from reaching the nearby Elm Fork of the Trinity River. “This event typically attracts people who have a common interest in caring for the environment, whether that are from Irving or another community,” said KIB Board President Jim Scrivner. “We feel that the Trash-Off is much more than just picking up litter. It’s a great way to meet other like-minded people and really feel that you have done your part in helping to keep our public spaces beautiful.”
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. As an award winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to and partners with all sectors of our city including government, business, church, cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations. If you are interested in volunteering with KIB, please go to www.keepirvingbeautiful.org, or call KIB at (972) 721-2175.