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Great American Clean Up 2015 Results

Defiance County Environmental Services Announces 2015 Local Great American Cleanup Results

Defiance County Environmental Services KAB promotes and participates in scheduled events as the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliate for Defiance County.  KAB Great American Cleanup extended the time frame from April until the end of July for event reporting and sponsorship.  This allows more litter collection and/or beautification projects to be included within our KAB Great American Cleanup tracking and recognition.

Defiance County Environmental Services KAB Great American Cleanup projects and events are listed below:

Event held April 6th thru May 29th
Totals:  141 volunteers, 229.7 Miles, 199 bags of trash
= 3980# of litter removed from our roads!

Those participating in this event were:

  • Defiance County Environmental Services
  • Tinora Student Council
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • Ayersville United Methodist Church Youth Group
  • A Cut above the Rest Tree Service
  • Keller Logistics
  • Danny Zeedyk Family
  • Peace Lutheran Church
  • In Loving Memory Richard “Dick” Couts Sr. Family
  • St. John Lutheran Church Boy Scout Troop 75
  • Friends in memory of Barb Breckler
  • B-Square 4-H Club
  • Sherwood Boy Scout Troop #139
  • Rollin Thunder Motorcycle Club
  • Family of Alex Ellert

Event held April 11th
Totals:  300 volunteers, 100 bags of trash
= 2500# of debris and waste removed from our parks! 305.6 acres of parks cleaned up.

Event held May 8 & 9th
Totals: 30 to 50 volunteers

Dedicated volunteers work with the Hicksville Parks Board and Hicksville Chamber of Commerce to plant, mulch and landscape over a dozen areas within the village.  These volunteers faithfully weed, fertilize and water their assigned areas to make the village of Hicksville beautiful!

Waste containers and/or recycling containers were distributed at the following ‘litter free’ events:

Lilac Festival ** Hicksville Relay for Life**Jazz Festival**GOBA**Art in the Park**Defiance Fire Works**Ney Homecoming**Hicksville Summer Fest** **Defiance County Fair** St. Mary’s Fall Festival ** United Way Hot Air Balloon Fest ** Defiance County Fair ** Defiance City Rib Fest