Trinity Trash Bash September 15

Regional effort includes Waterway Educational Expo 

(Lewisville) August 15, 2012 – Hoping to raise awareness and appreciation of the Trinity River, Lewisville Lake, and their respective shorelines, Keep Lewisville Beautiful, the City of Lewisville, Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, and Kayak Power are teaming up to host KLB’s 21st  annual Trinity Trash Bash waterway clean up.

As part of a regional effort, KLB’s TTB will be 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15 at the Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones, Lewisville. Many volunteer opportunities are available, including shoreline clean ups, creek clean ups, and a guided kayak cleanup of the Trinity River.

KLB is currently looking for both volunteers and sponsors for this event.  All individuals and groups are welcome to join in the effort. Please note that kayak space is limited and reserved for volunteers 14yrs+ on a first come, first serve basis. Youth 13 and under are still encouraged to participate, with many other clean up locations to choose from along shorelines and in creeks. Groups will be assigned locations and supplies to clean on the day of the event. All cleanup materials will be provided by KLB. Shirts, door prizes, and goodie bags will be given away to volunteers after the cleanup.  Please wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy tennis or hiking shoes.

New this year, a waterway educational expo has been added to the event with booths from Waste Management, City of Lewisville Environmental offices, LLELA, Army Corps of Engineers, Denton County Master Gardener Association, Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Texas Agrilife Extension Office, and more, to hand out information about water safety and waterway education.

In 2011, 150 KLB volunteers showed outstanding community spirit by working hard and picking up over 2,820 pounds of trash out of Lewisville creeks, streams, shoreline, canals, and along the Elm Fork of theTrinity River.

That’s 1.41 TONS of trash cleaned out of our local waterways.

To register for this event, contact the KLB office or visit keeplewisvillebeautiful.org for program sign up and rules. Contact the KLB office at 972-538-5949 or send us an email at .

To see other community TTB events and volunteer opportunities, visit trinitytrashbash.com.

Submitted by Amy Wells, Executive Director, KLB.

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