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Keep Houston Beautiful Coordinates National Day of Action Events Saturday

Events take place Saturday, April 28

Hermann Park Conservancy — Tree planting
8 a.m.
Lake Picnic Area adjacent to Parking Lot F behind the miniature train station
Look for the blue volunteer registration tent
Houston City Councilmember Andrew Burks will participate in tree planting ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

Museum of Natural Science Energy Conservation Club Earth Day Fair
Organizations will host booths in the Grand Hall with activities to support learning about conservation of our resources and keeping our city clean
9 a.m.
Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston City Councilmember Jack Christie will attend the opening of the event

Museum District Super Neighborhood — Mulching and maintenance
8 a.m.
1220 Southmore at Caroline
Volunteers will mulch 6 esplanades and do garden maintenance at the Clayton Library

HYPE/BARC Event — Cleaning up area around City of Houston’s BARC pet shelter and adoption center
8 a.m. – 12 N
3200 Carr Street
HYPE—Houston Young Professionals Endeavor

Houston District B Cleanup — De-littering streets
9 a.m.
Volunteers meet at Tidwell Park, 9720 Spaulding
Volunteers will be de-littering streets surrounding park

R.L. and Cora Johnson Park Cleanup
7:00 am
R. L. and Cora Johnson Park, 9920 Porto Rico
The Carverdale Civic Club with Waste Management is sponsoring a cleanup the Park

This first-ever National Day of Action is part of the Great American Cleanup, the country’s largest community improvement program, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. Volunteers of local affiliates like Keep Houston Beautiful and other organizations commit to improving their communities by cleaning, planting, building and recycling.

In 2011, more than 35,000 volunteers participated in 622 cleanup and beautification work-days coordinated with help from Keep Houston Beautiful. These volunteers removed 1.7 million pounds of litter and debris and 3,672 illegally-dumped tires; mowed 673 vacant lots; designed five playgrounds; and planted 23,333 trees and 7,768 flowers and shrubs.

Pre-Event Contact:
Sue Davis
713-392-6011 / sue@suedavis.net

Event Day Contact:
Robin Blut
713-805-1201

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