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Ward-Pugh seeks volunteers for Louisville Xstream Clean-up on Saturday, May 30th

Wednesday May 27, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

On Saturday morning, volunteers in Kentucky and Indiana will get to work cleaning up local waterways for a healthier and safer community. That’s when the Louisville Xstream Clean-up will get underway as part of a nationwide effort spearheaded by Living Lands & Waters.

“This is something every community should focus on,” said Ward-Pugh. “It is a chance to renew our concern about our environment and at the same time restore our waterways as beautiful piece of land and not a garbage dump.”

The Louisville Xstream Cleanup will get underway from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, May 30th. Volunteers of all ages are needed to assist with the cleanup effort.

At many sites, there will be a clean –up by removing trash such as tires and junk that may have been dumped. Volunteers will also clear out invasive species of plants as well as put in native species.

Sites locations in the Metro Louisville area:

  • Falls of the Ohio
  • Portland Wharf Park
  • Eva Bandman Park
  • Butchertown Greenway
  • Lexington & Payne
  • Bluegrass Trail
  • Cherokee Park –Willow Pond
  • Cherokee Park – Big Rock
  • Louisville Nature Center
  • Greasy Ditch
  • Wilson Creek, Fairdale Road & National Turnpike
  • Salt River- Fort Hill Park in West Point Ky

Joining as co sponsors of the event with Living Lands & Waters are the Metropolitan Sewer District, Brightside, Metro Parks, American Commercial Lines, Natural Resource Conservation District, Salt River Water Watch, Jefferson County, Jefferson County Soil Conservation Science, Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Nature Centre.

“If we are serious about being good stewards of the environment, then this event is one way to show our commitment,” said Ward-Pugh. “I hope everyone will get involved.”

To learn more about the Louisville Xstream Clean-up, you can go on line to:

www.livinglandsandwaters.org/XStreamLouisville/default.htm. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as all sites have a volunteer limit and can fill up quickly.

For specific questions, please contact Shanon Reineke, Louisville Xstream Cleanup Coordinator, at 309-236-5627 or at shanon@livinglandsandwaters.org.

Sponsor:
TIna Ward-Pugh (D) 9