Through a partnership between the Town of Silver City and GRIP’s Silver City Watershed Keepers, the anti-litter program Pick It Up – Toss No Mas will hold its next Community Trash Cleanup on Saturday, November 20 from 9 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot at Gough Park.
Community Trash Cleanup brings volunteers together to help make Silver City a clean and beautiful place to live by keeping our roadways and waterways litter free.
Pick up a free t-shirt while supplies last, trash bags, gloves, trash pickers and snacks starting at 9:00 am in the parking lot on West 12th Street on the south side of Gough Park. Volunteers will spend the morning cleaning up litter at a location of their choice and then return to the parking lot between 12 pm and 1pm to drop off trash and recyclables and record their cleanup results.
Pre-register at silvercitywatershedkeepers.org or register on-site at the event.
Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and bring a hat, water bottle, and sunscreen. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Because children under 12 are not permitted on state highways for the cleanup, families with younger children are encouraged to clean up litter in their neighborhood, Big Ditch Park or San Vicente Creek.
At its Trash Bash kick-off event in October, 60 volunteers picked up more than 1500 pounds of litter and over 180 pounds of recyclables from Highways 180 and 90, Silver City neighborhoods, Big Ditch Park and San Vicente Creek.
Initiated in 2018 by Mayor Ken Ladner, Silver City’s Pick It Up – Toss No Mas anti-litter campaign encourages community members, businesses, and organizations to join forces to keep our community clean and beautiful.
According to Keep America Beautiful’s Litter in America Study, if each person in America took the individual action of picking up 152 pieces of litter (all at once) we could make our nation a litter-free place.
Monthly cleanup events are held the third Saturday of every month, and the program supplies trash bags, gloves and trash pickers to participants. Community members can also adopt a roadway or waterway to take care of and clean up throughout the year. Signups to adopt a roadway or waterway will take place at the November cleanup.
Pick It Up – Toss No Mas community cleanup events are partially funded by a grant from New Mexico Clean and Beautiful and is sponsored by the Town of Silver City, Silver City Watershed Keepers, Silver City Recycles, Silver City MainStreet, SWNMACT, Southwest Solid Waste Authority, and New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Toss No Mas Program.
More information and registration for the event can be found at silvercitywatershedkeepers.org or contact Silver City Watershed Keepers coordinator Leigh Jenkins at (304) 268-6215 or via email at email@example.com