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Community turns out for annual MApril spring-cleaning

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NeighborWorks Great Falls hosted its 34th annual “MApril” Cleanup effort on Saturday. NeighborWorks Great Falls hosted its 34th annual “MApril” Cleanup effort on Saturday.
Girl Scouts, family volunteers, and AmeriCorps VISTA members met at Gibson Park to pick up garbage. Girl Scouts, family volunteers, and AmeriCorps VISTA members met at Gibson Park to pick up garbage.
GREAT FALLS -

NeighborWorks Great Falls hosted its 34th annual “MApril” Cleanup effort on Saturday.

Organizers say more than a thousand people overall will volunteer for this event, and will have cleaned up roughly twenty tons of rubbish and waste in the communities of Great Falls, Black Eagle, and Manchester.

Girl Scouts, family volunteers, and AmeriCorps VISTA members met at Gibson Park to pick up garbage.

More than 200 Malmstrom Air Force Base personnel also pitched in by cleaning up garbage on River's Edge Trail, and by driving dump trucks and pickups from the base, all over the communities picking up unwanted debris in alleyways.

Residents left items such as construction debris, batteries, refrigerators, hot tubs, large furniture, and other items they couldn't easily transport by car.

NeighborWorks Great Falls Community Engagement Specialist, Carol Bronson: “We are excited about MApril and have done it for so long because it makes a difference if your community looks nice. People want to be out, in the parks, on the River’s Edge Trail, enjoying their neighborhoods. It makes it more safe, more enjoyable, and just a fun place to live-work-and-play.”

Montana Waste Systems allowed the Air Force personnel to dump all of the waste at the landfill north of Great Falls free of charge.

The second day of this event will be held next Saturday.

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