KLMBC collected 10.29 tons of bulk trash, 6,048 pounds of shredding and 150 tires during the Spring Cleanup. 400 pounds of trash was collected by 28 volunteers. Good Neighbor Award program launched and new waterway cleanup planned later this year.
The Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission collected 10.29 tons of bulk trash, 40 yards of lawn debris, nearly 150 tires and 6,048 pounds of shredded material during the Spring Cleanup on Saturday, June 1, 2019. More than 400 pounds of trash was collected from La Marque roadsides by a group of 28 volunteers.
“What we accomplished with 28 volunteers was fabulous,” said Vivian Allen, KLMB Treasurer. “Imagine what we could have done with 100 volunteers! The commission would like to thank every citizen who dropped off bulk trash and all the volunteers who cleaned roadways. Thank you for keeping La Marque beautiful!”
Each street team cleaned roadsides in different areas of town and brought the bags of trash back to City Hall to be weighed. The Commission gave certificates and gift cards for the most road debris collected.
In the group category, La Marque Garden Club won first place for most trash collected, followed by Cub Scout Pack #244 and then Khambrel Foundation. Pick-up prizes were awarded for individuals, as well, including to Peja Bishop-Dixon for first place, followed by Stefanie Hanks in second and Bradley Philtower in third.
In other news, the KLMBC recently launched a new program called “Good Neighbor Awards”, where acts of kindness, good deeds and helping hands will be recognized. A list of criteria, along with online nomination forms, can be found at beautiful.cityoflamarque.org.
Along with two annual cleanup events, the new “Good Neighbor Award” program and the monthly Residential and Business Yards of the Month, Keep La Marque Beautiful plans to roll out a new and improved Christmas Lights Contest and a coastal waterways cleanup event later this year. Water conservation and recycling workshops are also in the works.
Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission is seeking volunteers to help with upcoming programs and events. Please fill out the volunteer registration form at beautiful.cityoflamarque.org or send a DM to the KLMBC public Facebook group.
“Every new volunteer creates a ripple in the big wave of beautification that’s happening in La Marque right now,” said Alanah Brown, KLMB Secretary and Communication Lead. “Come be a part of the positive change.”
Citizens are also encouraged to register for Community Newsflash e-notifications at connect.cityoflamarque.org or call Colleen Merritt at 409-938-9255 for general Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission information.