Every year, Keep Lewisville Beautiful in Lewisville, Texas, hosts its annual citywide Spring Cleanup with special attention on areas in need of a little TLC.
This year’s event, which took place on April 1, had more than 630 volunteers, who contributed more than 2,700 volunteer hours valued at nearly $68,000 in litter abatement services for the Lewisville community. The volunteers cleaned up and beautified more than 80 locations across town. To kick off Earth Month, volunteers decorated planters and filled them with wildflower seeds. In addition to the broad-based cleanup, Keep Lewisville Beautiful hosted an environmental expo and Earth Day Celebration.
After the cleanup event, several teams were awarded trophies for all of their hard work. The Lewisville High School (LHS) National Honor Society and E-Club won the award in the large youth group category for picking up 48 bags of trash. The Lewisville Texan Journal team, which partnered with LHS ROTC, won the adult large group trophy, removing 92 bags of trash along highway 121 and LISDOLA. The LHS Student Council won “most unusual item” trophy for bringing back a duck rocker, which the group found in a creek.
Keep Lewisville Beautiful Executive Director Amy Wells, excited by the results of the citywide cleanup said, “It is amazing to see so many people who care about our community and our environment by getting involved with the KLB organization. You would think that after 13 years of being with the organization, I wouldn’t be surprised by these events. But you never know what volunteers are going to bring back. They work so hard and truly make a difference in our community. We are so grateful for their support of the organization, and to be able to work with them to make our community a more beautiful place to live, work and play.”
Keep Lewisville Beautiful is always looking for volunteers to help out and has a number of volunteer opportunities coming up. You can register to volunteer here.