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Durant Spring Trash Off And Recycle Day April 12, 2014

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Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Durant Waste Management and the Choctaw Nation Recycling Works Alongside Devon Energy this Spring
The 2014 Great American Cleanup™ Keep Durant Clean and Green starts in Durant and Bryan County Saturday, April 12, 2013 9: 00 am Market Square in Durant, OK

 

The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Durant Waste Management and the Choctaw Nation Recycling Center are encouraging people of all ages to demonstrate  they love where they live by joining hands and volunteering for the 2014 Great American Cleanup™ (GAC) in Oklahoma sponsored by Devon Energy and coordinated by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB).

 

In the nation's largest grassroots community improvement program, the Keep Durant Clean and Green Committee (Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Durant Waste Management and the Choctaw Nation Recycling Center) volunteers will be painting in our community and cleaning up litter and debris from public lands and hosting a recycling day in our community.    

 

"Our Keep Durant Clean and Green committee includes Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Durant Waste Management and the Choctaw Nation Recycling Center and all volunteers have pledged to carry out a yearlong project which will identify public areas in needs of a fresh coat of paint and/or removal of litter and debris" said Janet Reed Executive Director of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

None of this would be possible without the support of Devon Energy, who came on board as the GAC's statewide sponsor in 2012.

 

"At Devon, we have a strong commitment to our environment and to our neighbors," said Wendi Schuur, Director of Community Relations. "We see the Great American Cleanup as a great opportunity to encourage a sense of community - people working side-by-side to improve the quality of life in their own hometowns."

 

The GAC is a call to action that civic leaders and volunteer groups can use to create more sustainable communities. Focusing their volunteer efforts on activities surrounding waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening, the Keep Durant Clean and Green committee, will foster unity and strengthen community bonds through the GAC. The GAC will be highlighted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's Trash-OFF Day Saturday April 12, 2014, featuring large-scale cleanups and coordinated events in cities across the state.

 

"Service to the community is the ultimate demonstration that you love where you live," said Jordan Scott, Projects Coordinator for KOB. "Participating in the GAC can become the foundation for uniting Oklahomans in activities that create long-lasting effects."

 

In 2013 alone, more than 66,000 volunteers and participants took part in GAC events statewide, collecting 5.2 million pounds of litter and debris, along with cleaning 14,300 acres of parks, public lands and open spaces.

 

How can you get involved? Visit  www.durantchamber.org call or come by the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce for additional information on upcoming events pertaining to the Keep Durant Clean and Green project.