Great American Cleanup

I think not
Involve 2.5 million volunteers

In 2006, the Great American Cleanup is expected to involve close to an estimated 2.5 million people volunteering more than 8 million hours to clean, beautify and improve 16,000 communities during 30,000 events from coast to coast in all 50 states. Activities will include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.

For the fourth consecutive year, President George W. Bush is serving as Honorary Chair of the Great American Cleanup. Mrs. Laura Bush joins him as Honorary Chair.

Last year, 2.4 million Great American Cleanup volunteers collected a

record breaking 208 million pounds of litter and debris; planted 4.2 million flowers and bulbs; cleaned 176 miles or roads, streets and highways; and cleaned 10,250 miles of rivers, lakes and shorelines.

In addition, according to a 2005 Keep America Beautiful survey, 92 percent of Great American Cleanup organizers noted that their communities, neighborhoods and residents felt safer after volunteers united to clean and beautify the local environment.

The Great Emanuel County Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 22 at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to assemble at the Downtown Square in Swainsboro. For more information, call Joan Dunn, director of Keep Emanuel Beautiful, 2370902.
Great article, great read and a great idea. Thanks ITN.

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