Saturday, April 12, is Blanco’s 15th Annual Trash-Off Event. Members of the community will band together to clean up the roadsides, river banks and park to Keep Blanco Beautiful. The City Yard will be open until noon for citizens of the city to drop off the junk that is cluttering their yards, storage buildings, carports and garages. (The City Yard will be open the week prior, April 7-12, also). You need to stop by the City Offices to pick up a voucher authorizing you to drop stuff off at the City Yard.
The Boy Scouts, in their canoes and kayaks, will be clearing the river banks of discarded bottles, cans, fast food containers, fishing line and other treasures. The Cub Scouts and Frontier Girls will be hard at work picking up litter in Bindseil Park and the Pecan Bottom. High School Students will tackle the area along 1623 up to the dam and Town Creek. Our young people do a superb job every year. They are the ones to thank every time you enjoy a summer afternoon on the Blanco River. Every year the Singletons tackle the area around the cemetery and Blanco Ave. as well as other streets in the Pittsburg area. This is a big job!
Everyone is encouraged to do their part on Saturday and the other 364 days of the year. Walk your own property lines with a garbage sack. You will be amazed at how much stuff gets blown into your yard! If you see a beer can carelessly tossed into the ditch, pick it up! Please don’t toss glass bottles out of your vehicle. Broken glass cuts feet – especially around swimming areas! Ducks and other wildlife get tangled in abandoned fishing line. It is a death sentence for them. Take your line and hooks home.
Let’s all work 365 days a year at Keeping Blanco Beautiful.