Greater East End Management District Announces East End Clean Up Day
Houston, TX – The Greater East End Management District (GEEMD) will hold its Fourth Annual East End Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Settegast Park located at 3000 Garrow Street. Local businesses, civic groups, students, and scout groups will volunteer to kick off the clean up event.
“The East End Clean Up Day will be one of the most important events this year for the Greater East End Management District because it allows the community to partner with the District. This is very important for us” said GEEMD President, Diane Schenke. “The District picks up 1-2 tons of trash every week. This day gives the community a chance to get involved with the clean up efforts and increase significantly the amount of trash collected.”
The Greater East End Management District will provide the 2011 East End Clean Up Day volunteers with water and snacks along with gloves, trash bags and other materials throughout the three-hour clean up event to pick up litter, remove graffiti, and plant and prune trees. In addition, the clean up effort will be joined by Texas Department of Transportation and its one millionth tree — a 65 gallon bald cypress that will tour the District area and mark a 10-year effort to make Houston greener.
The Greater East End Management District’s 16 square mile boundaries will have 20 clean up sites. Clean up volunteers will focus on right of way areas, parks (Settegast, Eastwood, Guadalupe Plaza, Japhet Creek) and neighborhood streets, including the Second Ward area.
Clean up efforts will communicate the impact of a clean environment on community image and public health. Last year, 212 volunteers removed 100 cubic yards of debris from the East End. This year, the goal is to increase that amount by 50 percent. To accomplish this ambitious goal, the Greater East End Management District encourages volunteers to assist with clean up efforts in any capacity. All help is welcomed and appreciated. Volunteers can call 713-928-9916 or visit the Greater East End Management District Web site at www.greatereastend.com
The 2011 East End Clean Up Day is made possible with the generous support of event sponsors including the Greater East End Management District, Keep Houston Beautiful Day, the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, Space City Credit Union, and Whataburger.
About the Greater East End Management District
The Greater East End Management District was founded in 1999. Its mission is to revitalize the infrastructure and image of the District, to attract more businesses and to increase economic activity in the area. Improvements include new infrastructure, beautification, security and public safety, and workforce development. The Greater East End Management District covers 16 square miles and borders Clinton Drive to the north, Loop 610 to the east, Telephone Road and Interstate 45 to the south and the Houston Belt and Terminal Railroad to Highway 59 to the west. Visit www.greatereastend.com to learn more about the Greater East End Management District.
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