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April is Earth Month! 

APRIL UPDATE

April 2018 is the 48th anniversary of Earth Month, and this year's focus is Plastic Pollution. Looking for ways to get involved? We can help! Aside from every day choices as a consumer, there are many ways you can make a difference in the health of your local environment. Consider joining one of our Adoption Programs as a start! Individuals or organizations can adopt a local bus stop, street, park, or stream to help keep it clean. Removing litter from these spaces prevents it from being washed into our water systems, where it creates an even bigger problem!
 
The annual Bahama Paint Recycle will take place behind the Bahama Ruritan Club (8202 Stagville Rd) on Saturday, April 14th from 9am to noon. At last year's event the Ruritan Club collected over 200 cans and pails for recycling! Most household paints are separated into oil and latex - the amassed latex is used to skim coat old landfills, and the oil based paint gets burned to generate electricity. So get the "lead" out and bring your "can" down to the club! Residential paint only, please.
Celebrate Earth Day AND help support our mission by shopping at One World Market on Sunday, April 22nd! Ten percent of the day's proceeds will be donated to KDB to help us fund projects like tree plantings, community grants, and pollinator gardens throughout Durham. Stock up on your fair trade faves, many of which incorporate upcycled materials, while empowering local earth-friendly initiatives. 

Help us get the word out by sharing our event page and inviting your friends!
Golf for a greener Durham ! Help our mission while you play golf with your team, eat a BBQ lunch, and win raffle prizes! Early bird rate is $65 per player, rates increase after Sunday, May 13th to $75 per player. It couldn't be easier or more fun improving Durham!

Want to help more? Become a sponsor! For info on sponsoring a team, a hole, a gift basket and more, email info@keepdurhambeautiful.org or visit our registration page.


Players and Sponsors - register here today! 
Durham celebrated Creek Week from March 17-24th. This program, which started in 2009 to raise awareness about and clean up our local streams and watersheds, brought together dozens of organizations and government departments. In total, 224 Keep Durham Beautiful volunteers picked up 12,453 pounds of litter at sites across the county. We appreciate all the help we received with these cleanups and look forward to celebrating Creek Week again next year!
 
A group of scouts from Troops 405 and 451 cleaned 1.5 miles of the brand new West Ellerbe Creek Trail, collecting over 1100 pounds of litter. 

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