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You are invited: Spring Cleanup planning workshops

Southern and Eastern Kentuckians are invited to a free workshop to discover how their communities can take advantage of PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April.

“In our region, spring means our landscape will soon burst into bloom and 25,000-plus volunteers will make sure no trash spoils the view,” said Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-5), who co-founded PRIDE. “I ask for your help in paving the way for their success by preparing now for PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April.”

In April, Spring Cleanup volunteers will pick up litter across the 42-county region. Local governments will work with individuals and groups to organize Spring Cleanup activities. Supplies, volunteer T-shirts and funding assistance will be provided by PRIDE, which is the region’s environmental cleanup and education campaign.

In March, PRIDE will host free workshops to assist communities with planning their Spring Cleanup campaigns. PRIDE welcomes anyone who wants to improve their local environment, such as elected officials, civic groups, schools, youth organizations, businesses and churches.

“The first half of the workshop will discuss a variety of practical solutions for reducing solid waste in your facilities and communities,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson. “I encourage you to bring a list of challenges you face in reducing your solid waste stream, as well as a list of strategies that have proven effective in your community.”

“After lunch, which is free to participants, we’ll focus on how to recruit and equip volunteers for PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month,” Wilson said.

“The workshop is free, but space is limited, so we need you to RSVP,” Wilson explained. “To reserve your spot, please call us, toll free, at 888-577-4339, or e-mail us at PRIDE@centertech.com.”

From the following list, participants can choose the workshop date and location that is most convenient for them:

  • March 4, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET, at Kentucky River Area Development District, 917 Perry Park Road, Hazard.
  • March 7, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT, at Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia.
  • March 8, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET, at Cumberland Valley Area Development District, 324 Old Whitley Road, London.
  • March 12, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET, at Boyd County Community Center, 15605 State Route 180, Catlettsburg.
  • March 13, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET, at Big Sandy Area Development District, 100 Resource Drive, Prestonsburg.

The 2013 PRIDE Spring Cleanup is made possible in part by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the following sponsors: Waste Connections of Kentucky (Gold Sponsor), Outdoor Venture Corporation (Silver Sponsor), Walmart (Silver Sponsor), Hacker Brothers, Inc. (Bronze Sponsor), Lightyear Network Solutions (Bronze Sponsor) and Owens Auto & Truck Parts (Bronze Sponsor).

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