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Community United to Give Tallahassee Super Clean Sweep

In support of the 16th Annual Super-Clean Sweep, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Easy As One initiative will team up with A Bag’s Life, Keep Tallahassee-Leon County Beautiful and community volunteers at Tallahassee’s Lake Ella on Saturday, February 26, 2011.

Volunteer cleanup activities run from 7:30 a.m to 11 a.m. and include planting trees, flowers and shrubs, painting over graffiti and picking up litter. DEP staff will be present to highlight the importance and simplicity of environmental stewardship in everyday life through proper disposal of retail plastic bags, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), prescription medications and proper battery recycling, along with other sustainable habits.

Citizens are encouraged to stop by and drop off retail plastic bags and working or nonworking cell phones and to DEP Easy As One staff for proper recycling. Those who do so will be given a free Florida State Parks day pass.

The community event continues Saturday evening as Keep Tallahassee-Leon County Beautiful presents SpringFest 2011 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at the Cross Creek Center at I-10 and Mahan Drive. The evening features two classic films, as well as family games and concessions.

A Bag’s Life, the statewide public-private educational campaign to encourage consumers to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic bags, is holding one of its “Caught in the Act” of recycling events. Free entry will be given to those who bring 100 plastic bags to recycle.

To lend a hand with Tallahassee’s Super Clean Sweep, visit

A Bag’s Life information can be found at

For more information on DEP’s Easy As One initiative, visit