Choctaw County had a lot of ugly litter...I mean a
LOT of ugly litter. Fortunately, Choctaw County also had five women who
said "enough is enough!" They formed "Citizens for a Litter-Free
Choctaw County" and went straight to work.
What the committee did was nothing short of incredible! They
spearheaded a county-wide drive to become part of the Great American
Cleanup in Oklahoma and stretch their one day litter cleanup into a
3-month beautification, litter abatement, environmental education
campaign. This was the group's first year as part of the Great American
Cleanup in Oklahoma - and what a rookie effort it was!
They held 36 events, signed up more than 900 volunteers who
worked some 2400 hours in 16 communities, moving 89 tons of letter and
debris out of Choctaw county! They rebuilt playgrounds, recycled
aluminum collected clothing, held environmental education workshops and
alerted the media every step of the way. Environmental public awareness
was sky-high in Choctaw County this spring.
to Citizens for a Litter Free Choctaw County - you were the best first
effort in the 2004 Great American Cleanup in Oklahoma. Here all the way
from HUGO - are Sheri Jeter and Wanda Dupler.
Posted on 05/01/2004
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under