Green’s 10th Annual North Channel Area Community Clean-up joins in Keep America Beautiful’s “National Day of Action”
Houston – On Saturday, April 28, Congressman Gene Green and Keep Houston Beautiful celebrated their tenth year of jointly hosting the annual North Channel Area Community Clean-up. Over 75 volunteers came to help with the efforts that included parts of the East Freeway, Greens Bayou, and the North Channel areas. The cleanup also coincided with Keep America Beautiful’s first-ever “National Day of Action,” which featured activities in nearly all 50 states.
Rep. Green stated, “It’s great to see how this project has grown. It started as a crime prevention and neighborhood safety effort and has since become a real community event.”
Congressman Green has held monthly Neighborhood Safety Meetings for 13 years in partnership with the Houston Police Department’s Northeast Division, local civic clubs, churches, schools, businesses, and other governmental agencies and officials.
Partners that joined in Saturday’s efforts included: the City of Houston, Keep Houston Beautiful, Neighborhood Protection, Houston Police Department, State Senator Mario Gallegos, State Rep. Ana Hernandez-Luna, State Rep. Harold Dutton, Councilman James Rodriguez, Council Members Melissa Noriega, C.O. Bradford and Andrew Burkes. Community groups and civic clubs included the Northeast Houston Advisory Council, Partners In Power, Wood Shadows I, Wood Shadows II, E.T.C.P., Holiday Forest and Songwood Civic Clubs. School partners included Furr High School and North Shore Senior High.