Volunteers Needed for Texas Trash Off and Brazos Valley Earth Day!

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Keep Brazos Beautiful is Seeking Volunteers and Team Captains for the Annual Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off on Saturday, April 13, and Brazos Valley Earth Day on Saturday, April 20!

Keep Brazos Beautiful is Seeking Volunteers and Team Captains for the Annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off on Saturday, April 13, and Brazos Valley Earth Day on Saturday, April 20!

 Keep Brazos Beautiful (KBB) is seeking individuals, neighborhood groups, clubs, churches, civic organizations, non-profit organizations, scouts, youth groups and businesses to VOLUNTEER to help clean litter and trash dumped illegally in Brazos County during the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off, on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  

This year marks the 13th Anniversary for the area’s largest clean-up and educational litter effort: The Annual Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to sign up to have fun and show their community pride as they join over 200,000 volunteers from across the state, along with 3,500 Adopt-a-Highway groups to pick up several million pounds of litter from Texas roadsides, city parks, and lakes and rivers.

Volunteers who sign up ahead of time will meet at their pre-assigned areas to clean.  Volunteers will clean from 9:00-11:30 and then return to the Brazos Center in Bryan at noon to compete for prizes for Most Unusual Trash, The Tin Cup Award for the largest team, receive cool door prizes and enjoy a FREE Appreciation Lunch Party provided by Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency.  The first 500 to register will also receive event T-Shirt!    

Last year, 568 local volunteers cleaned up over 6 TONS of litter and debris and recycled more than 400 abandoned tires.  Areas cleaned included many local neighborhoods, parks, creeks, roads, highways and railroad right of ways, and school campuses in Bryan and College Station. 

Every year about 1 billion pieces of litter accumulate on Texas highways, and taxpayers are footing the bill to clean it up.  The state alone spends around $35 million a year in cleanup costs.

For more information on being a team captain or having your own team, email Amy at amyreed@keepbrazosbeautiful.org

Wolf Pen Creek Park is hosting Brazos Valley Earth Day on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. 

Enjoy fun for the whole family and dozens of local venders including green services, a cool Kid’s Zone, live entertainment, and free refreshments.  The Rockafellas will be playing from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. 

Volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated!  There are many volunteer shifts and opportunities available for Brazos Valley Earth Day.  Volunteers will receive volunteer t-shirts and will be required to wear them during their shifts.  Lunch and beverages will be provided for all volunteers and registration can be completed online.  To register for the event, go to http://www.keepbrazosbeautiful.org/