Media Release


Thursday, October 18, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993


City Of Las Vegas To Roll Out “Cleanup On The Go” Trailer Saturday
Join The Ward 1 Cleanup Oct. 20 To Help Keep Las Vegas Beautiful


The city of Las Vegas will roll out its new “Cleanup on the Go” trailer this Saturday, Oct. 20, during a “Make A Difference Day” Keep Las Vegas Beautiful Project in the Ward 1 Meadows Walkable Community, bounded by U.S. 95, Decatur, Valley View and Charleston boulevards. Ward I students from Clark High School are teaming up with Clark County School District Police officers, the city of Las Vegas, the Keep Las Vegas Beautiful team and other organizations to assist with graffiti removal, litter pick up and fire hydrant/curb painting projects. Local residents and other volunteers are welcome to participate and should arrive by 9 a.m. at Hyde Park Middle School, located at 900 Hinson St., across the street from Rotary Park. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon. Ward 1 Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian will be present and express her appreciation for their efforts. 

“I am looking forward to welcoming community volunteers to this Ward 1 Make A Difference Day cleanup project Saturday morning,” said Councilwoman Tarkanian.  “Every time we pick up, clean up and spruce up our neighborhoods together, we teach our children how to look after our neighborhoods and we encourage all the neighbors to help keep the community clean.”

The new trailer holds cleanup and painting supplies and equipment the city will use to partner with volunteer groups that want to beautify their neighborhoods. The trailer and initial supplies were paid for by a $10,000 UPS/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Grant made possible through a donation from the UPS Foundation.

The grant program’s intent is to link Keep America Beautiful affiliate organizations like the city of Las Vegas with local UPS employee teams that also will provide essential volunteer support to local efforts. Being an official affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest nonprofit community improvement organization, opens the door to grants and resources that will help Las Vegas be a sustainable, world-class city.

To register as a volunteer for this cleanup event, or review a list and map of other Make A Difference Day volunteer cleanup projects, go online. Call (702) 229-5406 for more information.


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