Keep Victoria Beautiful volunteers took part in a record-setting cleanup Earth Day weekend—and they found some interesting things along the way.
City of Victoria Community Appearance Manager Christy Youker announced awards for the cleanup at the May 3 City Council meeting. Youker plans to continue awarding volunteers as a way of bringing attention to their hard work and encouraging friendly competition during the cleanups.
Most bags per person: Team Five
Seven people picked up 18 bags of trash along Loop 463 between John Stockbauer Drive and Salem Drive. The team was led by Rick Madrid.
Most unusual item: Boxing glove
The glove was found by the Colony Creek Neighborhood Association team led by Mandy Lingle. This team picked up trash along Loop 463 near Victoria East High School.
Save the date
The next citywide cleanup will be Sept. 24. The next neighborhood cleanup will be Nov. 12 in the north part of the Silver City neighborhood.
To sign up to be notified of future cleanups, visit www.victoriatx.gov/kvb.
PHOTO #1: Most bags per person: Team Five
PHOTO #2: Most unusual item: Boxing glove (Colony Creek Neighborhood Association)
PHOTO #3: Plastic Easter eggs were found during the Keep Victoria Beautiful cleanup on April 23.
PHOTO #4: Real eggs were found during the Keep Victoria Beautiful cleanup on April 23.
PHOTO #5: Wildflowers were spotted during the Keep Victoria Beautiful cleanup on April 23.