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Apr 6, 2019
10:00 am
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2019 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful will hold their 26th annual Trash-Off on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Volunteer Registration Closed March 8. We’re sorry you missed participating this year, but hope you will join us next year.  Special thanks to all of the volunteers who signed up to help us keep Sugar Land Beautiful! Registration form needed to be submitted to KSLB March 8. Please complete, sign, and submit the 2019 Registration Waiver.   All volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by a registered participating adult. Volunteers are assigned to pick up litter at designated sites in Sugar Land and should allow approximately two hours for cleanup. Volunteers will need to provide their own transportation to the meeting site and to their assigned cleanup site. Last year, KSLB volunteers picked up over 2,049 pounds of litter during our Trash-Off!  Special thank you to  NALCO Champion for your 25 years of sponsorship!

Oh, No…Did You Know?

Ocean Litter (Marine Debris)

  • Scientists have found up to 750,000 bits of plastic in a single square kilometer in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch!!
  • Over 80% of ocean litter comes from land-based activities.
  • Most of the waste produced on land eventually reaches oceans.

Texas Litter

  • Millions of  pieces of litter accumulate on Texas roadways each year!!
  • Cigarette butts, fast food wrappers, plastic bags are tossed out of car windows or fly out of truck beds.
  • You can be fined up to $500 every time you litter, up to five pounds, in Texas!!!!
  • Moe than five pounds is considered illegal dumping and carries higher fines.

 

Sources: www.nationalgeographic.org; www.wwf.pand.org; www.dontmesswithtexas.org

 

      

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