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2004 - Community Effort - City of Oklahoma City and OKC Beautiful

City of Oklahoma City and OKC Beautiful - Population greater than 100,000

When an annual volunteer effort manages to quadruple its forces from one year to the next, you just know some outstanding work has gone on behind the scenes. Such was the case this spring with Litter Blitz, the six-week anti-litter program of OKC Beautiful and the City of Oklahoma City.

By focusing on community partnerships and volunteerism, especially with existing neighborhood groups, 120 teams with more than 5,000 participants collected at least one bag of litter per person. A Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant allowed the creation of engaging public service announcements to stir up interest and to keep everything clean throughout the year.

Our judges called it a winning combination of media exposure and enthusiastic local business support. We call it Oklahoma City's proud and proven example of good news for a litter-free Oklahoma.