EPA Celebrates Earth Day This Sunday and Clean the Rez Day Held

MAYETTA:  The PBPN Division of Planning and Environmental Protection sponsored a Community Clean-Up Day today where employees from the PBPN government, casino, and Prairie Band, LLC organized in teams and picked up trash along the reservation roadways.

This Sunday is Earth Day at Prairie Peoples Park also sponsored by EPA.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and events begin at 9 a.m. with the Predictor’s Walk.  A Bike Ride will be held at 10:30 a.m. and a Language Department activity and the awards ceremony will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m.  In addition, information booths will be available and Earth-Day themed giveaways and raffles will also be held.

Below are some photographs taken by the News of Community Clean-Up Day:

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The Division of Planning and Environmental Protection staff:  Front row (left to right) Virginia LeClere, Craig Wahwahsuck, and Kalonie Hulbutta.  Back row (left to right) Billy Toledo, Bill Wilbur, Charles Wakole, Verna Potts, and Kyle Miller.

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There were over 125 participants for the clean up that formed into 16 teams.

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Each team took a section of the 30 miles that were covered on the reservation.  This photo was taken facing north on K Road near 158 Road.

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The Finance Department formed a team.

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Anthony Bertino, director of marketing for the Prairie Band Casino & Resort, stopped to pose with Tribal Council member Camilla Chouteau.

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Law enforcement officers Tyler Shobney and Derek Wamego were part of the Tribal Police Department who had a team.

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This was Team Reckless composed of employees from the Fire, Human Resources, Administration, and Land Maintenance departments. 

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A team from the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.

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Kathy Sterbenz and Matt Waits from the Diabetes Prevention Program.

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More hard workers picking up trash off of K Road.