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Volunteers still needed for the Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup



Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is coordinating the 6th annual Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup. Volunteers are needed to help clean up open space areas and pull invasive weeds on Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Last year, volunteers removed over eighty one tons of garbage and invasive weeds from outdoor recreation areas throughout the Truckee Meadows.  For a list of sites and locations and to sign up to volunteer, visit ktmb.org.

The Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup is part of a long-term, community-based effort to consolidate resources and provide greater stewardship of the region’s natural resources. “Working together, we can improve our quality of life through education, the proper disposal of solid waste, and the preservation of some of our favorite outdoor recreational areas,” says Christi Cakiroglu Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Executive Director.

What:  Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup

When:  Saturday, May 7th 2011 from 8:30am- 12 noon

Why:    To beautify our open spaces and promote pride in our community

Where: Go to www.ktmb.org to see a list of sites and to sign up or call 851-5185 for more information

Partners and Sponsors for the Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup include: The Truckee River Fund, Sun Valley General Improvement District, REI, Hobey’s Casino & Restaurant, Bridgestone-Firestone, Tires Plus, Simms Metal Management, Simms Recycling Solutions, PSC, Green Genius, Fresh Energy Bakery, Save-Mart Supermarkets, Wilkes Radio, Washoe County, City of Sparks, City of Reno, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Waste Management, Nevada Land Conservancy, Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, Sparks Chamber of Commerce, New Belgium Brewery, American Auto Wreckers, Sierra Restroom Solutions, RT Donovan and Starbucks.

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) is a private 501(C)3 nonprofit  dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.  For more information, call (775) 851-5185 or visit www.ktmb.org. KTMB is supported by individual and community contributions

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