Thank you for visiting the Sloma Trash Talking Fundraising page!
The image you see is from last years Clean Your Streams Day event. Annelise on the hunt for garbage on Blue Grass Island in the Maumee River. She and 2 new friends spent a beautiful morning picking up and bagging trash, with Sloma recording everything on a data card. Three bags of trash later - we let them off the island!
At the end of the day the data cards were collected and the numbers compiled and Wow! did we come up with a lot of trash!
Our 2011 results: 137,185 lbs. of garbage, 276 tires collected by 726 volunteers.
After all that hard work we all come together to "talk trash" and celebrate the success of the morning. Although all of the items we find are odd - some are more odd than others: 40 gal. hot water tank, glucometer, steering column - oh, is anyone missing their vampire teeth?
All of this "trash talk" has made quite an impression on my young garbage bagger. Once we explained our drinking water comes from those rivers and streams where we got all the garbage, the wheels began to turn. She has become the kid who picks up the trash from the yard when the wind blows - usually. When asked what her mom does, "she gets garbage and lead out the rivers". She wants to come along when we do river clean-ups, "when is Clean Your Streams?, Can I help?" Yes, you can! And she is ready to go again this year, a veteran at the age of 5.
We also welcome your donation to Partners for Clean Streams. All donations for this "Trash Talking" Challenge will go toward the Clean Your Streams event and be used to purchase supplies for that event. Supplies such as gloves, first aid items, trash bags and water for volunteers. Oh, did I say gloves and trash bags?
Thank you in advance to all for your consideration and continued support. We will make you proud. Rain or shine! Please forward this to anyone who you think may also want to donate.
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