Cowtown Great American Cleanup
A record 5,728 volunteers participated in the 29th Cowtown Great American Cleanup March 22, 2014.The volunteers represented 190 groups, including scouts, schools, businesses, neighborhood associations, churches, clubs and civic organizations.
Through their efforts, 2,948 bags of litter and debris — approximately 105,000 pounds — was collected from neighborhoods, waterways, streets and parks in Fort Worth.
The Cowtown Great American Cleanup, organized by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful, is part of a national Keep America Beautiful effort to coordinate spring litter cleanups across the United States.
Groups were recognized for their efforts with the following cleanup awards:
- Most youth 18 and under —
- Polytechnic High School (94)
- Eastern Hills High School National Honor Society (86)
- Most adults 19 and over (non-business group) — East Lake Worth Neighborhood Association (59)
- Neighborhood association with biggest participation — The Villages of Woodland Springs HOA and East Lake Worth Neighborhood Association (62 tie)
- Business with largest participation — Bank of America My Environment Team (36)
- Largest Boy Scout troop involved — Troop 95 and Pack 95 (26)
- Largest Girl Scout troop involved — Girl Scout Troop 3017 and Girl Scout Troop 5295 (25 tie)
- Most bags of trash — Woodhaven Neighborhood Association (188)
- Most bags for recycling — East Lake Worth Neighborhood Association (81)
- Most miles of roadway cleaned — Hispanos Unidos-Code Blue (28)
- Most tires — North Tri-Ethnic Community Center (38)
Keep up the effort to keep Fort Worth beautiful all year long by pledging to pick up 10 pieces of litter every Tuesday at ReverseLitter.com. You also can schedule your own cleanup any time of year. Contact Keep Fort Worth Beautiful for trash bags and gloves.
The 30th Cowtown Great American Cleanup is coming up in spring 2015. Watch this page and the Keep Fort Worth Beautiful Facebook page for updates.