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Eagle County highway cleanup set for April 28

AVON, Colorado – The Eagle River Watershed Council and presenting sponsor Vail Resorts Echo are organizing the 13th annual Community Pride Highway Clean up, which is set for April 28.

“In the past, Eagle River Watershed Council has tackled 121 miles of the valley’s main roads,” said Melissa Macdonald, Eagle River Watershed Council’s executive director. “This year we are expanding to include cleanups in the neighborhood of Eagle-Vail and the town of Eagle. Vail Honeywagon and CDOT, who donate their crews and trucks to pick up all those orange bags, will be even busier this year.”

Volunteers in teams will don orange vests and bag trash from 9 a.m. to noon, then join the after-party hosted by Vail Resorts Echo at Arrowhead’s Broken Arrow Restaurant.

Volunteers are needed to join or form teams cleaning along Interstate 70, Highways 6, 24 and 131 in Eagle County from Vail Pass and Red Cliff to Dotsero. In 2011, nearly 800 individuals collected more than 38,000 pounds of trash.

To receive a section of a highway, typically a mile long, team leaders must sign up in advance and attend one of two kickoff meetings (April 23 in Avon and April 24 in Eagle) to obtain bags, vests and instructions.

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To volunteer with the Community Pride Highway Clean Up, call Elena Jones at 970-827-5406, or send an email to the Eagle River Watershed Council at hwycleanup@erwc.org.

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