Volunteers Make KIB's 2017 Annual Trash Bash a Success

University of Dallas Men's Lacrosse team volunteers at the 2017 KIB Trash Bash.

University of Dallas Men's Lacrosse team volunteers at the 2017 KIB Trash Bash.
 

Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted its 26th Annual Trash Bash, the organization’s signature cleanup event, at T.W. Richardson Grove Park on Sept. 30. A total of 419 volunteers of all ages came out to help pick up litter and keep it out of the nearby Trinity River. The group donated 1,257 hours of service, collecting 760 pounds of trash and 1,440 pounds of recyclables. In addition, 539 cans of food were donated to the Baptist Benevolent Ministries of Irving food pantry.

The Trash Bash was held on National Public Lands Day, with an estimated 175,000 volunteers engaged in similar projects across the country that day.