County-Wide Spring Cleaning Day Set for April 25
Volunteers Invited to Tackle the Trash
El Paso County, CO, March 12, 2015 – El Paso County is hosting the third annual Tackle the Trash, a County-wide “spring cleaning” event on Saturday, April 25, 2015, and encourages civic organizations, churches, scout groups, schools, families and individuals to participate.
Volunteers will pick up trash in seven specific areas around County parks, trails, town centers, public areas, creeks and roadways. This year a new pick-up area in Manitou Springs has been added to the list. County Commissioners will greet volunteers and assist with cleaning chores at various check-in sites beginning at 9 a.m. The County provides trash bags and safety vests. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, bottled water and sunscreen.
“El Paso County residents are proud of this beautiful place we call home,” Commissioner Chair Dennis Hisey said. “Tackle the Trash is a great opportunity for all of us working together to spruce up the community.”
Last year, more than 500 volunteers tackled the trash. For additional information including map locations of the Check-In sites and to register for the event you can go to www.tacklethetrash.com or call 520-7871. You can also send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants younger than 16 must be supervised by an adult.
Tackle the Trash Check-In Sites (all open at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015):
· Manitou Springs / Manitou Springs Parks
Check-in at Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
· Monument Area / New Santa Fe Regional Trail
Check-in at 3rd Street Trailhead, between Adams Street and Beacon Lite Road, Monument
· Fountain Area / Fountain Creek Regional Park
Check-in at the park, 2010 Duckwood, Fountain
· Falcon Area / Rock Island Regional Trail
Check-in at Falcon Trailhead, Falcon
· Bear Creek Regional Park / Surrounding Areas
Check-in at the park headquarters, 2002 Creek Crossing, Colorado Springs
· Calhan Area/ El Paso County Fairgrounds
Check-in at the fairgrounds, 10th Street, Calhan
· Downtown Colorado Springs
Check-in at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs