Great American Clean Up 2012 Results
Defiance County Environmental Services KAB promotes and participates in scheduled events as the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliate for Defiance County. KAB Great American Cleanup extended the time frame from May until the end of June for event reporting and sponsorship. This allows more litter collection and/or beautification projects to be included within our KAB Great American Cleanup tracking and recognition.
Defiance County Environmental Services KAB Great American Cleanup projects and events are listed below:
STATE ROADWAY CLEANUP
Event held March 15th thru May 15th.
Totals: 231 volunteers + 213 Miles + 696 bags of trash = 13,908# of litter removed from our roads!
Those participating in this event were:
- Defiance County Environmental Services
- Johns Manville Employees
- St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
- Sherwood Boy Scout Troop #139
- Denver Zeedyk Family
- Friends and Family in memory of Dick Couts Sr. Family
- B-Square 4H Club
- Tinora High School Student Council
- Rollin Thunder Motorcycle Club
- Friends in memory of Barb Breckler
CITY PARK CLEAN UP
Event held March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
Totals: 300 volunteers + 120 bags of trash = 2400# of debris and waste removed from our parks!
FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY EARTH DAY EVENT
Event held April 23rd.
Totals: 12 faculty members, 200 students participated!
Fairview Elementary Recycling Committee helped Fairview Elementary celebrate Earth Day by holding a drawing for the students. Students were able to buy $.25 raffle tickets for chances to win recycling prizes made form materials such as drink pouches, chip bags and plastic milk jugs. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the school’s recycling program in the future. Each classroom also had a ‘free’ drawing where students were lucky winner of items donated by Defiance County Environmental Services KAB and Defiance County Soil & Water Conservation.
HICKSVILLE PARK CLEAN UP
Event held April 28th
Totals: 25 volunteers
Volunteers came together to mulch newly planted beds, paint the community pool and repair the pavilion.
HICKSVILLE BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
Event held May 7th
Totals: 20 to 25 volunteers
BARB BRECKLER MEMORIAL MAUMEE RIVER SWEEP
Event held June 16th
Totals: 25 volunteers = 2.5 tons of debris removed from the Maumee River!
If you would like to participate or coordinate a litter, recycling event, or beautification project - please contact Defiance County Environmental Services at 419-782-5442.