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. Irving will have a cleanup on the official Trash-Off date, from 9 a.m. to noon April 6 at Trinity View Park, 2221 E. State Highway 356. KIB will provide the cleanup supplies, including safety vests, gloves, litter pickers and trash/recycle bags. KIB also will provide lunch after the event. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and are asked to sign up online at KeepIrvingBeautiful.org. A parent, guardian or adult group leader must be present for volunteers who are 17 years old and younger.
This year’s event also will include a canned food drive to benefit Crisis Ministries Food Pantry in Irving. All volunteers are asked to bring canned or other non-perishable food items. Those who donate items will receive a T-shirt, while supplies last.
“This event typically attracts people from Irving and from the surrounding communities who want to do their part in keeping public spaces beautiful,” said KIB Board President Jim Scrivner. “The goal for the Trash-Off is to keep litter from reaching the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, but it also is a great way to connect with other like-minded people
and be part of a much bigger picture.”
Keep Irving Beautiful is a nonprofit, grassroots, leadership organization dedicated to educating the community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of the city. As an award winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, KIB reaches out to all sectors of the community, including government, businesses, churches, as well as cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations. For more information on volunteering with KIB, visit KeepIrvingBeautiful.org or call (972) 721-2175.