Page Attacks Trash - April 25th 2009, Page Arizona

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, LLC

April 25th, 2009 is the 28th annual Page Attacks Trash event in Page, Arizona

 

2009 Page Attacks Trash

Details 2009 Page Attacks Trash

When: April 25, 2009 Time: 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Pick up Trash 10:30 a.m.

Give Out T-Shirts 11:30 a.m.

Lunch Where: Come to the Townhouse on North Navajo Drive for clean up assignments Lunch: Bring your t-shirt for the free lunch

History of Page Attacks Trash:

· In 1980, Jim Popovich, a Glen Canyon National Recreation Area interpreter, came to Jerry Jones, Navajo Generating Station public affairs representative, to propose the idea to establish a partnership between NGS, the City of Page, the National Park Service, and later the Navajo Nation for a community clean-up.

· In the spring of 1981, the program began as a one-day community wide clean-up effort. It started with 1,200 volunteers and steadily grew.

· By 1986, more than 5,000 people joined hands to attack the litter problem. Volunteers collected 212 tons of trash in Page and nearby Navajo communities.

· NGS extended similar efforts with the LeChee Chapter, in conjunction with Earth Day.

· In 1986, Page Attacks Trash received a first place award in the 1986 “Take Pride in Arizona” campaign founded by U.S. Secretary of Interior Donald Hodel.

· In 1987, the President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors praised the clean-up program in a national report to the President of the United States.

Points of Interest Page Attacks Trash:

· Iron Eyes Cody, a figure head for the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign participated with the open ceremonies by giving the Walk in Beauty prayer in American Indian sign language.

· Senator John McCain with wife, Cindy McCain, also visited Page to participate with Page Attacks Trash.

· The Navajo communities near Page have diligently increased their participation each year with their own community clean-up efforts.

· Page Attacks Trash maintains a presence to teach our children about protecting the beauty and harmony of our vistas, community, plants and animals from the spoilage of litter.

· The anti-litter campaigns of the 1950’s, a messy cartoon insect taught children, “Don’t be a Litterbug”; 1970’s jaunty Woodsy Owl, “Give a hoot, don’t pollute!”; and from 1971, the most famous tear-stained Indian’s message “People start pollution, people can stop it”, are long gone.

Comments (3)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Heather, What a wonderful idea.  People SHOULD keep our parks and special areas clean but they often don't....we need something like this out here!

Apr 10, 2009 11:59 PM
Heather Rankin
Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, LLC - Page, AZ
Lake Powell Real Estate

Carole ~ Hi and thanks for stopping by. Page Attacks Trash is a cool program and it goes hand in hand with the Trash Tracker Boat on Lake Powell.

I am going to blog about the Trash Tracker here in a few days, but basically it is run by volunteers all summer long and picks up junk on Lake Powell :) Gotta love the people who donate the time for this!

Apr 11, 2009 05:33 AM
Glenn Shong
Re/Max Realty Center - Oconomowoc, WI

It is to bad that we even have to have clean ups!! If every one left an area better than they found it we would have to-----------

Apr 19, 2009 04:06 PM