MONROE COUNTY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UPS IN NOVEMBER
October 24, 2011 – Key West, FL. – You’re invited to join businesses and residents for three special neighborhood clean-ups in recognition of EcoWeek and America Recycles Day on November 15th:
Saturday, November 5, 2011, Marathon at the Coco Plum Beaches, 8:00 AM to NOON
Saturday, November 12, 2011, Big Coppit (launch Big Coppitt Fire Station), 8:00 AM to NOON
Saturday, November 19, 2011, Harry Harris Park, 8:00 AM to NOON
The goal of the clean-ups is to cultivate unity among residents while cleaning and sprucing up public areas that need some special attention. The clean-ups events bring neighbors together for a common cause and promote community pride. They are also a great way for Scouts to earn merit badges and an opportunity for students to engage in local service-learning projects. Clean-up day duties will include basic tasks like removing and transporting litter that potentially pollutes the environment, harms wildlife, and detracts from the natural beauty of the Keys. Groups usually gather after events to share snacks, beverages, stories and photos.
Volunteers are also needed to help post fliers before the clean-up. The fliers will announce the upcoming events and request volunteers. This is a great volunteer opportunity for people who like to be outdoors and want to meet eco-minded members of the community. It’s an easy option for people who don’t have a lot of time to spare, but still want to make a difference where they live.
The clean-ups are in partnership with Reef Relief, T.R.A.S.H.E.D. in the Keys, Marathon Garbage, Keys Sanitary, Waste Management, City of Marathon and Key Colony Beach.
Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Colleen Murphy at (305) 289-6037 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , or Rosa Washington at (305) 292-4432 or e-mail: email@example.com