July 29, 2009 –
MAYETTA: Today a Rez Road Side Clean Up was held where teams of employees from Finance, Social Services, Road & Bridge and even some members of Tribal Council helped pick up trash and litter on the reservation roads. The PBPN Division of Planning and Environmental Protection Agency sponsored the clean up and provided trash bags, gloves, and orange vests that participants used while out on the roads.
Karen Kats, Mary Sands, and Jeanie Combs from the Social Services Department picked up trash on 158 Road this morning.
Mike Jensen, left, drove the drink truck for the Rez Road Side Clean Up. With him, left to right, are Leslie Marshno, Paula Moore and Amanda Barbosa who work in the Finance Department. Mike works for the Community Gardening Project at the Health Center.
Kumos Hubbard, standing at the table, with an unidentified volunteer and Thaymor Morris, center, organized the volunteers this morning before they took out on the roads. In the background is Virginia LeClere, Director of EPA and DonDon LeClere who was taking a break from mowing the grass in Prairie Peoples Park.
Warren Pugh, a reservation community resident, cooked hotdogs for the crews after they got done cleaning up. Warren is also involved with the Division of Planning’s outside committees and has lived on the reservation since 1957.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has been working hard to prepare for the Gathering scheduled for next week on the reservation. Activities will run from Wednesday, August 5 to Saturday, August 8 with most of the events taking place at Prairie Peoples Park and at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.