Keep Pearland Beautiful hosted the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off, in conjunction with the National Day of Action, on Saturday April 6, 2013. The theme of this year’s DMWT trash off is “Pitch in Pearland – Put Litter in it’s Place,” a rallying call that encourages volunteer groups, community leaders, and people of all ages and walks of life to begin creating a litter free community through their efforts as volunteers, and through their daily choices and actions.
Participants assembled at the Pearland Community Center on the morning of the event for a continental breakfast at 7:30AM before heading out to make Pearland a cleaner city. Keep Pearland Beautiful supplied bags and gloves for the cleanup and sent a crew out to pick up the bags of trash. All volunteers received a token from KPB and four cash prizes will be awarded after all wrap up reports are submitted (a random drawing from wrap up reports submitted on time, a prize for the group submitting the most original clean up photo of their group, a prize to the group collecting the most documented cigarette butts, and a prize for the group with the most unusual piece of litter).
The Trash-Off is a part of a state-wide cleanup sponsored by Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation. It is also the signature event in Pearland for Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest annual community improvement program that harnesses the power of over 4 million volunteers to build vibrant communities.