KDChi attempts to Bag some litter,' gain some money

KDChi attempts to Bag some litter,' gain some money

Cash prize to be awarded to organization that collects most trash

Leslie Howland, Issue date: 10/21/04 Section: Houstonian Campus News

The City of Huntsville is awarding a cash prize of $300 to the student organization that collects the most pounds of litter in their "Bag some litter" program. The contest will begin on Friday, Nov. 5 and end May 6. Student organizations are encouraged to help with the program because of the positive impact their efforts make on Huntsville and the Sam Houston State community. Cindy Blaylock, Solid Waste Superintendent for the City of Huntsville, said students should want to show their pride for the campus and community. "If you live in a dirty house you don't feel good," he added.

A couple of student organizations already involved in the program are the SHSU Women's Volleyball team, Golden Key Honour Society and Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. We wanted to help make Huntsville a more beautiful place to live," said Jessica Oliveira, KDChi's community service officer. "We believe that by helping the community become a better place that we are making a difference in the lives of others." The program is aimed at educating people on the how to keep their community clean. Some areas that need special attention include, Lake Road, 11th Street, the Avenues and Highway 75.

Organizations have the option to either pick an area in Huntsville or have the city designate a site for them. Participating organizations are encouraged to collect litter from their sites during the first Friday of the month along with city volunteers. They may also collect litter based on the availability of their schedules. Tree litter bags are available at the City of Huntsville's Service Center at 448 Hwy 75 North. Litter can be taken to the city's waste disposal site at 590 I-45 North or can be picked up by city employees from a designated site.

After three consecutive months participating in the clean-up effort, organizations will be recognized with a sign at their site. Student organizations interested in participating should contact City of Huntsville Parks and Recreation Intern at 294-5746.

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