Children from the Tres Hermanos Group take trash out of Rendija Canyon last week during Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Photo by Michael Rosenow
Cub Scouts from Pack 22 pick up trash last week on Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Photo by Dan Coupland
Environmental Services and the Environmental Sustainability Board would like to thank all the
volunteers that participated in the 18th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday, April 24, 2021. Volunteers picked up litter from all over the county including school grounds, parks and trails. This year 18 groups and 170 volunteers signed up to participate in Clean Up Los Alamos Day.
Some of the groups that had volunteered are Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, Girl Scout Troop 10507, Republican Party of Los Alamos, Democratic Part of Los Alamos, Los Alamos Chinese Christian Fellowship, Cub Scout Pack 22, Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, Key Club, Environmental Sustainability Board, Zero Waste and many other individuals.
A few volunteers took pictures of their cleanup efforts, tagged Los Alamos County Environmental Services Facebook page, and used the hashtag #quarancleanupla to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of three zero waste kits or one of five backyard composting kits. Winners of the backyard composting kits are Tres Hermanos, Cub Scout Troop Pack 22, and Cindy Brown. Each winner will be contacted through email to let them know they won and to come to the Eco Station to pick up their prizes.
As part of Clean Up Los Alamos Day, the County provides a free tipping day for LA residents.
At the Eco Station approximately 155 residents utilized the free tipping day, 30 residents utilized the White Rock Overlook Collection Center. With volunteers and residents utilizing the Eco Station and White Rock Collection Center, over 26.8 tons (53,600 lbs.) of trash was received.
Environmental Services staff would also like to thank Coca-Cola, N3B, Zia Credit Union, and Los Alamos County who sponsored Clean Up Los Alamos Day.
It is our responsibility to keep Los Alamos County clean and beautiful. We couldn’t have done it without the support from our community and sponsors.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Before cleaning an area last week on Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Photo by Cindy Brown
After cleaning an area last week on Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Photo by Cindy Brown