Media Release

 

Friday, March 26, 2010
For Immediate Release

 

Join The Great Las Vegas Cleanup
Events Scheduled To Coincide With Annual Great American Cleanup

 

Volunteers armed with gloves, bags and rakes will fan out Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tule Springs area as part of the Great Las Vegas Cleanup. Now through May 31, cleanups are being done in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup promoted by Keep America Beautiful. An estimated three million volunteers will clean, beautify and improve more than 32,000 communities across the nation.

Check-in for the Tule Springs cleanup begins Saturday at 8 a.m. (Directions: from north 215 take the Decatur Boulevard exit heading north to Horse Road turn left and proceed to Bradley Road, turn right and proceed to the end of Bradley Road).

Partners will include the Bureau of Land Management, the Protectors of Tule Springs, the Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Nevada State Parks and the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. The community is invited to help return this area to its natural beauty.
On Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to noon another cleanup will be held in the Vegas Heights Community at the corner of Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards.

Other city communities are encouraged to initiate cleanups in their area. For more information please call 229-2330.

Las Vegas is in the certification process to join Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Being an official affiliate of KAB will open the door to grants and resources that will help Las Vegas to be a sustainable, world-class city. 

A consortium with representatives from the city of Las Vegas, Republic Services, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Recycling Program, Don’t Trash Nevada, Nevada Conservation League, Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Bank of Nevada, the Nevada Banker’s Collaborative, and the Nevada Department of Transportation have come together to establish Keep Las Vegas Beautiful (KLVB), a local affiliate of KAB. KLVB will promote a collaborative movement by educating and engaging residents to achieve a clean and sustainable community.

The Las Vegas chapter will benefit from the established KAB framework for community education and hands-on stewardship that reduces litter and waste and promotes grassroots volunteerism, to make sustainable improvement. More than 580 cities, towns, counties and states and international communities are implementing the Keep America Beautiful System as certified affiliates of KAB.

The city of Las Vegas is committed to sustainability and livability in our community.  Visit the city’s Web site at www.lasvegasnevada.gov to learn about what is being accomplished.

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