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KENAI: Trash Cleanup Day A Huge Success
Alaska Region, May 20, 2005
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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge staff was joined by approximately 75 community volunteers on May 20th for the first annual Refuge "Green Up Clean Up" Day. The Refuge has vowed to undertake an aggressive cleanup program each spring as melting winter snows reveal roadside trash that has accumulated over the long winter. The nearly 2 million acre refuge is bisected by several major roads, including the Sterling Highway. The garbage that accumulates along the roads is not only unsightly, but some of it may also cause harm to wildlife. Refuge volunteers included people from all walks of life, including a sixth-grade class from Sterling Elementary School who helped clean approximately 10.7 miles of roadway. Following the cleanup event, a barbecue, sponsored by Union Oil Company of California and the Kenai Refuge Employees Association, was enjoyed by all participants at the Refuge's Upper Skilak Lake Campground.

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov
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