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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Great American Clean Up a success.

This spring, the City of Milton and Milton Grows Green accomplished a lot during Keep America Beautiful's "Great American Clean Up," held this year from March 1 to May 31. Residents and businesses helped beautify our city in the following ways:

Tree plantings at Bell Memorial Park and Bethwell Community Center
Renovation of Bethwell Community Center
Bulky Trash event in partnership with Alpharetta and Roswell
Milton Master gardeners-designed bioswales at Bell Memorial Park
Trail blazing and bridge construction at Birmingham Park
Recycling Rally at Verizon Wireless
Earth Day Festival hosted by the City of Milton and Milton Grows Green
School environmental grant program launch
Water pollution classes at Hopewell Middle School
Rain barrel workshop
Adopt a Road training, recognition and clean-up blitz
These activities resulted in 185 volunteers donating 550 hours of time and 975 people participating representing seven community groups.

Here's some more numbers:, 300 pounds of litter and 6,000 pounds of bulky trash were collected; a playground was installed; two miles of nature trails were cleaned; 7,200 pounds of electronics were recycled, and 225 students learned about non point source pollution.

Thanks to the entire community's help in making such a difference in the beautification and conservation of Milton!

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