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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993

 

City Of Las Vegas, Community Partners Looking For Volunteers For Month-Long Cleanup Project
Keep Las Vegas Beautiful Celebrating Community, Volunteerism

 

Residents are invited to join Keep Las Vegas Beautiful and its many partners for the first Southern Nevada valley-wide community beautification project  Southern Nevada Cleans Up taking place throughout the month of October. The nation’s largest day of volunteering, Make A Difference Day, is Oct. 27. But events are scheduled throughout October, building up to Oct. 27, when the efforts of Southern Nevadans will join with groups across the country to celebrate community and volunteerism in diverse ways.

There are many opportunities for students, families, service organizations, businesses, and other groups to make a difference in our community. Whether you want to help beautify the places you visit on the weekends or the ones you see every day, there are volunteer opportunities hosted by Southern Nevada businesses and organizations from Mt. Charleston to Lake Mead. See the list of upcoming events and maps here, and register for the events that most interest you. Advance registration for events is required.

The Keep Las Vegas Beautiful consortium, a Las Vegas chapter of Keep America Beautiful, includes representatives from the city of Las Vegas, Clark County School District, Republic Services, the University of Nevada, Don’t Trash Nevada, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, NV Energy, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and UNLV Rebel Recycling. Additional sponsors of Southern Nevada Cleans Up and Make A Difference Day events include Clark County, city of North Las Vegas, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, The Crossing Christian Church, Wells Fargo, Summerlin and the Howard Hughes Corporation.

Participants should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves.  For more information, go online to http://www.donttrashnevada.org or call (702) 229-5406.

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