The City of Wilburton was awarded a $300 grant by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) to support their â€śWilburton Cleanupâ€ť effort this Spring as part of KOB's Great American Cleanupâ„˘.Â
The Great American Cleanupâ„˘ is the nationâ€™s largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. An estimated 60,000 Oklahomans join KOB for this yearâ€™s cleanup efforts. This national program of Keep America Beautiful is sponsored in Oklahoma by Devon Energy and coordinated by KOB.
Grant funds, provided by OGE Energy Corp, will be used to run newspaper and radio advertising about the upcoming cleanup. The city will also use funds to pay for printing of educational literature.
â€śWe have grown tremendously with our recycling program and getting citizens to recycle, now we need to strive to educate recyclers how and what exactly is acceptable at our location,â€ť said Recycling Coordinator Cindi Cox.
KOB offered communities and organizations, who register for the Great American Cleanupâ„˘, $200 or $300 cash grants to help kick-start their activities. Grant recipients are encouraged to leverage this grant into more local sponsorships, publicity and volunteers.
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is a statewide nonprofit with a mission to empower Oklahoma citizens to preserve and enhance the stateâ€™s natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment.Â