Day of Encouragement
If you don’t know, we’re celebrating National Day of Encouragement today. It’s a day that’s centered around uplifting the people around us and making a positive impact.
In honor of this annual celebration, Reverse Litter encourages you to share some kind words to your co-workers, strangers, friends and family, and make a positive impact in your community by reversing litter.
To do that, how about picking up 10 pieces of litter today around your neighborhood and local parks or signing up for the Ten On Tuesday pledge to reverse litter! You can also choose to share the pledge and information about Reverse Litter with your family and friends. We encourage you to encourage others to volunteer – check out our upcoming events section below. Mother nature would have a big smile on her face. Remember, your actions speak louder than words.
Calling All Litter Quitters
Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is hosting its annual September river cleanup better known as Trash Bash. Last year marked the 25th annual year of the cleanup and with it came record-breaking attendance. TRWD expects to see another big showing of dedicated volunteers at this year’s event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16.
That’s where YOU come in.
Since participants can register for sections to clean up sections along the Trinity River, the event is spread out and we need Litter Quitters to help out at some of the sites. You’d be checking in volunteers of that section and making sure that anyone who needs trash bags, or gloves, is good to go. If that’s something you’d like to help with, visit our Litter Quitter link to toss your name in the ring. For those of you about to click, we salute you!
Upcoming Community Events
Household Hazardous Waste (BOPA)
What: Join Dallas Zero Waste‘s event and bring chemicals you’re no longer using around your home. Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are chemicals which could cause harm to the environment if they are thrown into your garbage roll cart, poured down the drain or storm sewer, illegally dumped, or stored incorrectly. More information can be found here.
Where: Cliff Temple Baptist Church. 125 Sunset Ave., Dallas, TX.
When: Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.Trinity River Wind Festival
What: The 6th Trinity River Wind Festival festival is expanded and it’s going green! The City of Dallas’ Office of Environmental Quality brings the Green Fest to the Dallas Floodway and the Trinity River. It’s the most unique FREE festival in the southwest with a day of high flying outdoor adventure and fun produced by the City of Dallas’ Trinity Watershed Management Department and the Trinity Commons Foundation. For more information, visit their website.
Where: 146 W. Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75207.
When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Postponed until further notice due to Hurricane Harvey)
2017 Community Tree Giveaway
What: The Community Tree Giveaway is KDB’s longest-running tree distribution program, held each fall to celebrate national Make a Difference Day. The program is open only to Denton residents, and participants must register in advance to receive a free 3-gallon size tree. A total of 750 trees will be distributed with eight different species available. Tree species and quantities are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one tree per household. *Participants must be able to pick up their tree on October 21, or they forfeit their tree* For more information, please contact KDB.
Where: City of Denton Landfill. 1527 S. Mayhill Rd. Denton, TX.
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – noon (pick-up times are assigned). Registration is required and will close once it is full.
City of Denton’s Stream Clean
What: Join the City of Denton in their efforts to keep waterways free of litter. Preregistration ends Oct. 8, but on-site registration will be available the day of the event from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Following the cleanup, volunteers will be treated to a well-deserved lunch. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit their website.
Where: Cleanup location is selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The event headquarters is located at City Hall. 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX.
When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 – 11 a.m. Lunch to follow: 11 a.m. – noon.
What: Crud Cruiser mobile collection trailers travel to neighborhoods to collect household hazardous waste. Proof of residency (current water bill, valid driver’s license) and avoucher if required by your city are necessary.
Where: Crud Cruiser will be available at predetermined locations in multiple cities.
Visit the city of Fort Worth’s website for more information.
When: Now through November.
What: Join forces with Keep Fort Worth Beautiful to help stomp out trash in your neighborhood and join the Fort Worth Litter Stomp. Registration opening in August. Visit their website for more information.
Where: Keep Fort Worth Beautiful. 4100 Columbus Trl., Fort Worth, TX.
When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 – 11 a.m.
TRWD Fall Trash Bash
What: Join forces with Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) for their 26th annual fall Trash Bash. Pick a location and bring a group, a friend or just yourself to help clean up trash along the Trinity.
When the trash is all bashed, volunteers are treated to an after party with free food, door prizes and entertainment. Registration is now open on their website. Be sure to also sign up to volunteer with us!
Where: Panther Island Pavilion. 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX..
When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.