Several communities have scheduled their annual litter clean-up days, and as a part of our Pick Up the Patch! Program, the NDPC encourages its members and member employees to help maintain important community relationships by participating and/or donating supplies, including gloves, garbage bags, bottled water, etc. Mark your calendar for the following dates:
The City of Dickinson will be holding a two-week clean-up event. Companies or groups wishing to participate should contact Fire Marshal Selle at 701-456-7820 to indicate your preferred area and ensure it is not overlapping with another assigned group’s location.
For more information, contact the Dickinson Fire Department at 701-456-7625.
Trenton School will be spearheading the clean-up of Highway 1804 from the Highway 2 intersection to Fort Union on Wednesday, April 25 beginning at 9 a.m. and are seeking volunteers to help with their effort. The school is asking for manpower and supplies, including water and snacks, safety vests, trash bags, plastic gloves and vehicles for hauling collected trash. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sheila Hoffman or Randy St. Pierre at 701-774-8221.
(In case of inclement weather, the event will be held May 2).
The City of Williston will hold its annual Pick Up the Patch on Saturday, April 28. Volunteers may check in at Davidson Park between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free t-shirts will be given out while supplies last, and a lunch provided by BOH Midstream will be offered.
The New Town Chamber, City of New Town and the North Segment will be hosting a clean-up day in and around New Town on May 2. The day will kick off at 9:30 a.m., but participation is welcome throughout the day. Roll off dumpsters will be at the Event Center again this year for volunteers to use for collected trash. If volunteers do not have a way to take collected trash to the roll off dumpsters, the City of New Town will pick up the bags that are bunched up along the road and in town. The cleanup area will consist of the City of New Town and three miles in each direction on both sides of the road. Any other operators and/or service companies who would like to help out with this initiative would be greatly appreciated! Participants should bring their own bags and gloves and be certain to wear proper shoes and clothing. New Town’s Police Department will be helping to make sure passers-through are aware of the cleanup and assisting to make it a safe event. For more information, contact the City of New Town at 701-627-4812.
Murex Petroleum will host a Pick Up the Patch! event in Crosby on Wednesday May 9, starting at 9:00 am. Volunteers will meet at the Pioneer Village and pick up trash for a few hours along the highway. Balon Valves will provide lunch at noon. Donations of trash bags, gloves, traffic vests, etc. that would be most appreciated. Please forward this information to your employees and contractor, and if possible, please contact Kyle Ledbetter at 701-641-6635 to let him know how many people will be attending so they may better determine how much food and supplies will be needed.
Watford City will host its clean-up day on Saturday, May 12 and will host a pancake feed for participants. Additional opportunities will be available throughout the week. For more information contact Kylee Roff at [email protected].
In addition, if you are planning any events, we ask that you let us know so we can help get the word out. We ask that you track the number of volunteers you have, how many bags of garbage you collect and the number of miles of roadways you cover to help show the great work you are doing.