Thank you for another fabulous cleanup event!

1,000 volunteers picked up litter community-wide on April 18th as part of Plano’s Great American Cleanup.  Their efforts resulted in 1.29 tons of trash and .32 tons of recycling being collected from parks, waterways and public lands. Volunteers enjoyed a hot dog lunch and Earth Day Celebration at the Plano Centre following the cleanup.  According to Survey Monkey results from participants, 84% felt that the volunteer appreciation lunch was important to the event and wanted to see it continued in the future.  Eighty-one percent viewed the Earth Day Celebration activities as important and wanted them continued in the future.  Participants rated the Vocal Trash concert, Exhibitors and Children’s Art as the top three activities of the celebration. One respondent summed up the event this way, “Lunch was awesome as were the exhibitors.   The kids had fun playing the games and petting the snakes and I really enjoyed the band.   This really was a family friendly and kid friendly event.”  Another respondent stated, “It was perfect!!!!  We’ll be participating again next year!”  The Great American Cleanup was part of the Learn 2 Live Green Year-round Learning Adventures events.