Spotlight on NCA Hawks, Welcome New Teams, Team Photos, and Tips on Litter Reduction!

Dirty Streets are SPOOKY!
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Team Spotlight: NCA Hawks Basketball

NCA Hawks picked up enough trash to fill the ENTIRE bed of a pickup truck
"Part of our objective as an organization is to be mindful of community service.  We feel we have a great group of boys and want to challenge them to do what they can off the basketball court to become better citizens of their communities.
We had a successful first event! We even had a city employee stop his truck as he was driving by and comment on how clean the street looked."

-Tony Kim, coach
To be featured as our next team spotlight - submit your photo and a description of your team along with your reporting forms!
Thank you for your third quarter cleanups, 790 hours of litter cleanup: a 122% increase from the second quarter! This quarter had the second highest participation in Adopt-A-Street history (835 was the record). Your litter abatement efforts help protect wildlife, improve water quality, and build community pride.
"Removing solid waste like litter from waterways reduces bacterial contamination, flooding risks, negative impacts to wildlife and serves to beautify and maintain riparian areas in their natural state, making them attractive for recreation and enjoyment."
Randy Cochran, Hydrologist, Stormwater Division, City of Frisco Public Works

Welcome New Adopt-A-Street Team

The Miller Family
NCA Hawks Basketball
Legacy Implant & Oral Surgery Dr. Jason Stamboulieh
Wakeland ECO Club
Saddlebrook Village HOA
R. Cobb Middle School NJHS
Lebanon Trail Blazers

There are 47 streets still available for adoption - if you and your team are looking to make a difference in the community while promoting your workplace or organization, Adopt-A-Street!
The Miller Family
Ogle Elementary
Leiser Family
Frisco RoughRiders
Legacy Implant & Oral Surgery Dr. Jason Stamboulieh
Frisco Women's League
Save the Child Foundation
Market Street

Win Adopt-A-Street Color Change Sunglasses

Submit team photos in the 4th quarter from your cleanup for a chance to win Adopt-A-Street Sunglasses.
  • Up to sunglasses 10 per team
  • Photos must be submitted prior to January 7th
  • Cleanups must have been between 10/1/2017 and 12/31/2017
Submissions can be either e-mailed or sent in on the online reporting forms.

Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bag Fad

  • Bring your own bags to the mall and grocery shopping.
  • Get started with a set of reusable bags, free while supplies last at Environmental Services offices!
  • Shop in the bulk section for dry goods: beans, grains, oats, etc.
  • Bring your own reusable containers for meat at the deli counter.
  • Skip the produce bags - either opt for reusable or go without completely.
Read the article linked below for the environmental costs of single-use bags.
Single-Use Plastic Bag Facts: Center for Biological Diversity

A Fowl Solution to Litter

The single most littered item - cigarettes. In the U.S. alone, approximately 1.7 billion cigarettes were discarded irresponsibly causing toxic waste to infiltrate our public spaces. Amsterdam innovators are working on a technology to train crows to collect and properly dispose of cigarette butts. Crows are incredibly intelligent creatures: crows drop butts into the collector, a sensor detects it's a cigarette and in exchange the crow receives a peanut.  Positive reinforcement gives the crows incentives to come back and tell their crow friends about it too. While on YouTube, check out videos of crows completing puzzles!

While I'm sure all of us would love to see less litter, are we willing to redistribute the burdens of smoking from the manufactures and consumers onto wildlife?  
Learn More: Crowded Cities
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