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Carrick Spring Redd Up success builds each year


The Carrick Litter Patrol (CLP) had another successful Spring Redd-Up in May. The annual event experienced a big turnout with many new volunteers, including several families with children.

"The kids are eager to help and excellent at finding and gathering litter, it's like a scavenger hunt," said Dawn Harder, Carrick litter steward.

In addition, more than 20 regular volunteers cleaned sections of Carrick they cover through the Adopt-a-Block Custodian Program. In total, more than 90 bags of trash, and three old tires were removed.

The CLP volunteers, who are beginning their third year, have had a large impact in a short time.

"The volume of litter found and collected this spring is less than half of what we did in the spring of '08," exclaimed Ms. Harder. "There is less accumulated backlog, and people are slowly beginning to litter less, thanks to the awareness efforts in the schools and community."

"At CLP, everyone matters. And it works. Together, we are making our community cleaner, safer, and more livable. Thank you Carrick, and great job!" she cheered.

The CLP will host more events throughout the summer. One focus, this year, will be on the 19 illegal dump sites in Carrick.

To learn more about the Carrick Litter Patrol, or to become an Adopt-a-Block Custodian call Dawn Harder at 412-819-0889.


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