Keep La Marque Beautiful Rids More Than 10 Tons of Trash from the City Results from Spring Cleanup plus new Good Neighbor Award program announcement
LA MARQUE, TEXAS (June 19, 2019) – The Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission collected, 10.29 tons of bulk trash, 40 yards of lawn debris, 6,048 pounds of shredded material and 150 tires during the Spring Cleanup on Saturday, June 1, 2019. More than 400 pounds of trash was collected from La Marque roadsides by a group of 28 volunteers.
“What we accomplished with 28 volunteers was fabulous,” said Vivian Allen, KLMB Treasurer. “Imagine what we could have done with 100 volunteers! The commission would like to thank every citizen who dropped off bulk trash and all the volunteers who cleaned roadways. Thank you for keeping La Marque beautiful!”
Each street team cleaned roadsides in different areas of town and brought the bags of trash back to City Hall to be weighed. The Commission gave certificates and gift cards for the most road debris collected.
In the group category, La Marque Garden Club won first place for most trash collected, followed by Cub Scout Pack #244 and then Khambrel Foundation. Pick-up prizes were awarded for individuals, as well, including to Peja Bishop-Dixon for first place, followed by Stefanie Hanks in second and Bradley Philtower in third.
In other news, the KLMBC recently launched a new program called “Good Neighbor Awards”, where acts of kindness, good deeds and helping hands will be recognized. A list of criteria, along with online nomination forms, can be found at beautiful.cityoflamarque.org.
Along with two annual cleanup events, the new “Good Neighbor Award” program and the monthly Residential and Business Yards of the Month, Keep La Marque Beautiful plans to roll out a new and improved Christmas Lights Contest and a coastal waterways cleanup event later this year. Water conservation and recycling workshops are also in the works.
Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission is seeking volunteers to help with upcoming programs and events. Please fill out the volunteer registration form at beautiful.cityoflamarque.org or send a DM to the KLMBC public Facebook group.
“Every new volunteer creates a ripple in the big wave of beautification that’s happening in La Marque right now,” said Alanah Brown, KLMB Secretary and Communication Lead. “Come be a part of the positive change.”
Citizens are also encouraged to register for Community Newsflash e-notifications at connect.cityoflamarque.org or call Colleen Merritt at 409-938-9255 for general Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission information.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment opportunities. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, a fall concert series and BBQ Cook-Off providing free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook-off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities atwww.cityoflamarque.org