This week Fort Dodgers have the opportunity to volunteer to remove trash and other debris from assorted outdoor venues in and around our town. Additionally, city Public Works Department crews will launch four weeks of special pickups to help residents dispose of large trash items and yard waste.
Through supporting these commendable efforts, Fort Dodgers will be taking personal responsibility for making sure that unsightly refuse does not mar the appearance of the community.
The major cleanup projects include:
Energy mobilized to ensure that these efforts succeed helps make this community and its surroundings more visually appealing to those who live here as well as visitors who pass through.
Projects like these not only eliminate debris, but help change attitudes about littering.
These undertakings should not be viewed as one-time spring cleanups. For many of those who volunteer - or take advantage of the special city trash pickups - they represent a long-term commitment to changing the face Fort Dodge presents to the world.
The Messenger thanks those who organized these excellent projects and urges everyone to volunteer or in some other way provide support. All Fort Dodgers should do their part to help our town put its best foot forward.