Feb 192014

2014 “Don’t Drop it on Alabama”
PALS Spring Cleanup
May 3, 2014

OAK GROVE High School Spring Clean Up- Saturday, March 1- Learn more about the Oak Grove cleanup here.

This Spring Cleanup targets household trash, litter and debris that will easily fit into the bags provided. Target areas include common areas throughout neighborhoods and communities; roadways and creek banks; and roadside ditches and storm drains.
Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State): PALS is a statewide non- profit 501C3 organization whose mission is working with Alabama communities to promote a cleaner and healthier Alabama. The programs are designed to assist cities, counties, schools and communities by providing programs that address litter prevention, cleanup and litter control.
Sponsors: Honda Manufacturing is the title sponsor for the PALS Spring Cleanup. Other financial support comes from ALDOT, ALFA, Vulcan Materials, Alabama Farmers’ Cooperative and several others.
Event Information:
The Spring Cleanup event will take place Saturday, May 3. Residents will meet at a central location in the community and clean up along the roadways and throughout the community. Bags of debris will be placed at roadway intersections designated in the community.
Materials: Free trash bags and media kits will be provided to Jefferson County Communities/Organizations interested in participating in this Spring Cleanup event. Each community will select a coordinator for this Spring Cleanup who will be responsible for picking up materials and reporting results. A few weeks prior to the cleanup, materials can be picked up from the County’s Storm Water Management Department (Jefferson County Courthouse, Room B-210 716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., N., 35203).
Results Reporting: On the completion of the event the Community Coordinators will need to submit in the following: Volunteer sign in sheet Target areas for cleanup (roadways and community areas) Digital photographs (registration table, volunteers, bags of debris Number of bags collected
To Register Your Community: Storm Water Management Department will coordinate the AL PALS Spring Cleanup with the local communities and organizations in Jefferson County. We need to hear from you by March 5, 2014. Email Hana Burwinkle, burwinklej@jccal.org or call 205-325-8741for more information.
Community coordinators will be responsible for obtaining and distributing materials, as well as coordinating volunteers. At the conclusion of the Spring Cleanup, community coordinators will be responsible for providing the results.


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