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News Release - 17th Annual Earth Stewardship Kick-off

To: The News Media
From: Kim Hildreth, City Engineer’s Office 419-755-9702
Subject: 17th Annual Earth Stewardship Kick-off


Mansfield, Ohio- The Earth Stewardship Steering Committee is pleased to announce the kick off of the 17th Annual Earth Stewardship Celebration, joining citizens across the State of Ohio and the United States in celebrating the Great American Cleanup.


Angelo Klousiadis, Interim Public Work Director on behalf of Mayor Theaker, and the Richland County Commissioners will join members of the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee to officially proclaim April and May as Earth Stewardship Months in Mansfield/Richland County.


When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Longview Center
1495 W. Longview Avenue


Litter clean up of Longview Avenue by members of steering committee to follow ceremony.


The annual event invites area groups to conduct a project during the months of April and May to commemorate Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Soil Stewardship Week. Last year over one thousand eight hundred (1,800) residents volunteered their time and energy to a project during the months of April and May.


Citizens are encouraged to join this celebration by participating in a litter clean up, tree planting, and/or beautification project, recycling drive or community garden project. It is not too late to organize your friends, neighbors, and co-workers and register your participation by calling the Earth Stewardship Steering committee at 419.755.9702.


Members of the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee: City of Mansfield, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Friends of Mansfield Parks, Mansfield/Ontario/Richland Co. Health Department, North End Community Improvement Collaborative, OSU Extension Service, Richland County Regional Planning Commission and the Richland County Regional Solid Waste Management Authority.