The 2016 Great American Cleanup has come to a close, leaving behind clean parks, streets, and communities across Oklahoma. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of volunteers banded together to help keep Oklahoma beautiful this spring.
One organization making great strides to better their community is Team Up to Clean Up, an organization dedicated to making their community greener and cleaner. Located in Eufaula, Team Up to Clean Up has been an active affiliate to Keep Oklahoma Beautiful since 2011.
Most recently, Team Up to Clean Up has been working to clean around Lake Eufaula and its surrounding communities. The organization teamed up with Piney Creek Property Owners Association for the first-ever Piney Creek Cleanup.
They collected an astounding 30 tons of waste in three days. In addition, they recycled 15 tons of metal and 120 tires.
70 community members assisted in cleaning up the lakefront properties near State Highway 9, east of Longtown. Waste Management, Corp. provided free, proper disposal at the Muskogee Landfill, and Ragz Roll Offs and Jim Hinds Sanitation East provided hauling.
June 4, Team Up to Clean Up hosted another event, where they collected paint, acids, batteries, and other hazardous materials from the community. Their next event is this Saturday, June 11, called Free Dump Day, which is open to the community.
Pam Husky is an influential organizer for these events, and she says she does this work because, “no one wants to live waist-deep in trash!”
KOB volunteers have been doing great work, and we always love to hear about what’s going on in Oklahoma communities. Report your clean up accomplishments to Natalie Sacket at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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