LIBERTY — March means basketball in Kentucky, and April means PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in southern and eastern Kentucky.
“While we’re enjoying basketball in March, local PRIDE coordinators also are drawing up game plans and recruiting volunteers for a hometown victory against litter in April,” said Tammie Wilson of PRIDE, the nonprofit organization that coordinates the annual spring cleanup push across 38 counties.
The Casey County spring cleanup team will be led by Judy Allen and Bridgett Blake, PRIDE coordinators for Casey County and Liberty.
“Volunteering during Spring Cleanup Month is important because it helps keep the community clean,” said Allen, who is also the county’s deputy judge-executive.
Last April, 33,409 spring cleanup volunteers captured 36,445 bags of trash and an additional 27,513 tons of trash across the region, Wilson said.
The region-wide spring cleanup is made possible by a grant to PRIDE from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and by these sponsors: Waste Connections of Kentucky (gold sponsor), Outdoor Venture Corporation (silver sponsor), New Horizon Graphics (bronze sponsor), Lightyear Network Solutions (Bronze Sponsor) and Owens Auto & Truck Parts of Corbin (bronze sponsor).
To volunteer for the spring cleanup in Casey County, contact Judy Allen at (606) 787-8311 or email@example.com. In Liberty, call Bridgett Blake at (606) 787-9973.
By April 1, a list of local spring cleanup events will be available by choosing Casey County at www.kypride.org/calendar.