Wednesday, March 26, 2008

April 5th, 9 a.m.: Help Beautify Mauna Loa

The Beautification Committee welcomes residents of Lake Sarasota to join in the annual Great American Cleanup, to fulfill our Adopt-A-Road obligation for Mauna Loa. This cleanup will be held Saturday, April 5th at 9am. (Rain date is April 12th.) We will meet at the Community Bulletin Board on Mauna Loa, and then dispatch small groups to designated areas.

Trash bags will be provided, but please wear gloves and sunscreen! Twenty volunteers would make this take less than an hour for most participants. Each ounce of trash adds up; note below the impact this event has on a national level. J

To volunteer, please email your contact info to kaysyrah@msn.com or call Kim Davis at 650-0301.

We would also like to have a "refreshment stand" similar to what we did during the Community Yard Sale (which was very successful!) and sell the remaining sodas, hotdogs and chips. If you would like to volunteer for this, please email or call Sandy Allen: sallen11@comcast.net or 321-5582

The Great American Cleanup has made a 23-year impact of creating a cleaner, safer and more beautiful environment. Last year, more than two million volunteers collected 228 million pounds of litter and debris and 2.5 million scrap tires. Volunteers removed 37 million plastic bottles from the waste stream, cleaned 10,000 illegal dump sites, recycled 39 million pounds of aluminum and steel, planted more than 5.5 million trees, flowers and bulbs, and cleaned nearly 6,000 miles of rivers, lakes and shorelines.

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