Plano's Love Where You Live Service Day (LWYL) on Saturday, April 27 focused on the Meadows-Ridgewood Neighborhood. With the tremendous help of 850 local volunteers and many local community partners, the event was a wonderful success. The LWYL program, sponsored by the City of Plano and its partners, is a neighborhood revitalization initiative focused on social and physical transformation within older Plano neighborhoods.
Volunteers and community partners assisted with 35 minor home repair projects, a neighborhood-wide litter cleanup and curb painting. Environmental Waste Services collected a record-breaking 20.9 tons of trash and 22.7 tons of landscape debris during this one-day event. Just imagine, 43.6 total tons is the same weight as 11 average-sized African elephants! Thank you for all those who chipped in at the April LWYL Service Day.
There are more volunteer opportunities through the Plano CARES program (Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service) held on the second Saturday of every month from March through November. Projects include: tree trimming, trash removal, fence repair and more. Click here for more information.