DRC assists in launching #trashtagdallas, clears litter in Cedars

Thirty-five team members of the Dallas Regional Chamber spent the afternoon on Friday, May 10 picking up litter in and around Heritage Village at Old City Park. Their take was a roll-off container full of cigarette butts, Styrofoam containers, single-use plastic bags, empty beverage cans, and even a tire tread.

Their work was part of an international social media/trash removal campaign – called the #TrashTagChallenge – that invites organizations to join in reducing litter in their communities.  The DRC co-hosted #trashtagdallas to engage local individuals and groups to rid litter from central Dallas on Friday. Other organizations co-hosting the event included Keep Dallas Beautiful and Dallas Heritage Village.

Local groups answering the #trashtagdallas challenge included AKH Digital, CitySquare, Dallasites101, Dallas Marshall’s Office, Dallas Public Library, Dallas Social, GoodWork, Green Dallas, Klyde Warren Park, the office of Judge Clay Jenkins, Texas Central, Trinity River Corridor, and the University of North Texas System. Councilmember Adam Medrano (District 2) also came to support the event.

Four Corners Brewery, a strong supporter of Old City Park and other community groups in the Cedars neighborhood, provided a happy hour for all of the participants after completing their work.

To look at the work resulting from the #trashtagdallas initiative and for future events, visit the related Facebook page, which is hosted by Keep Dallas Beautiful.