Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off

 Courtesy of Laura Lopez of TxDOT

Volunteers to Collect Tons of Litter at the
22nd Annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off

Texans Prepare to Take Part in the Largest One-Day Cleanup Event in State

Thousands of Texans from across the state will join together on Saturday, April 14, 2007, for one of the nation’s largest single-day cleanups – The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off. This event is co-sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), the grassroots arm of the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign.

Volunteers include members of Adopt-a-Highway groups and Keep Texas Beautiful communities, but the event is open to anyone interested in making Texas’ public spaces litter-free.  Adopt-a-Highway groups are in charge of highway cleanup, while KTB volunteers focus on cleaning up neighborhoods, city streets, parks, and waterways.

Who: Adopt-A-Highway Groups, Keep Texas Beautiful Communities, and concerned citizens

What: Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off, the single largest one day cleanup event in the state where volunteers offer their time to keep our state beautiful.

When:  Saturday, April 14, 2007

Where:  Cleanups will take place all across the state. For more information about the
Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off and Adopt-a-Highway, visit www.dontmesswithtexas.org or www.texasaah.org.

Communities throughout Texas. For a list of events in your area, visit      http://www.ktb.org/programs/gac/07Events.htm

 About Don’t Mess with Texas
Don't Mess with Texas has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. TxDOT’s litter prevention program includes Adopt-a-Highway and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful. Don’t Mess with Texas activities also include a spring “Trash-Off,” community outreach, a scholarship and a corporate partner program. For more information, visit www.DontMessWithTexas.org and www.TexasAAH.org

TxDOT’s goals are to reduce congestion, enhance safety, expand economic opportunity, improve air quality
 and increase the value of transportation assets. For more information, visit www.txdot.gov.