Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule accepts the proclamation for Clean Up Los Alamos Day from Councilor Antonio Maggiore Tuesday during the regular County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Council proclaimed May 11 as Clean Up Los Alamos Day Tuesday night during its regular meeting.
The proclaimation was presented to Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule. Gurule said during last year’s Clean Up Los Alamos event, 150 residents utilized free tipping at the Eco Station and collected more than 1,000 pounds of trash.
This year, 15 groups have signed up to participate in Clean Up Los Alamos. Gurule said there will be a volunteer appreciation luncheon served at noon. She encouraged everyone to participate in the event, saying it is “just a great way to get involved in the community.”
County Councilor Antonio Maggiore read the proclaimation, which states:
WHEREAS: Communities nationwide celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd, with activities and educational opportunities to encourage residents to renew their commitment to preserving our valuable resources here on Earth; and
WHEREAS: At home and in school, parents and teachers educated children about the benefits of protecting our resources and the importance of caring for our environment; and
WHEREAS: At work, Los Alamos County’s Green Team educated employees about how to recycle at work; employees pledged to pack a zero waste lunch; and
WHEREAS: Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Bank, Metzger’s Do it Best and Coca-Cola will sponsor the 16th annual “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” on Saturday, May 11th for volunteers to clean up neighborhoods, parks and businesses; and
WHEREAS: “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” will improve the appearance of our community by engaging residents and asking them to take personal responsibility for their community and environment; the County will provide residents with free tipping disposal at the Eco Station; and
WHEREAS: When we participate in activities such as “Clean Up Los Alamos Day,” we set a good example for our children, showing them we care about protecting our land and open spaces, which in turn strengthens our economy and improves our environment;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby designate Saturday, May 11 as
“CLEAN UP LOS ALAMOS DAY”
and urge our community, organizations and businesses to participate; and
FURTHERMORE, I ask our residents to re-dedicate themselves to finding ways to protect and preserve our environment, such as packing a zero waste lunch, reusing and recycling materials.