Crownpoint Community Plans Two-Day Fall Clean Up Event

Crownpoint, NM - The K’é Community Trails Coalition will be participating in a community-wide fall clean up event hosted by the Crownpoint Chapter’s Community Watch and Awareness group. The State of New Mexico’s Clean and Beautiful program will fund the majority of the effort along with donations from the Navajo Rug Weavers Association, the County Commissioner’s Office, and the North West Regional Solid Waste Authority. The two-day event will span from Oct. 7-8 and will abide by social distancing protocols detailed by the Navajo Nation.

The Crownpoint Chapter was awarded the Clean and Beautiful grant in the spring to promote clean community and prevent litter. Community clean ups were central to the grant award, but the Chapter will also be able to purchase trail signage with anti-littering messaging. A mural to prevent graffiti is also detailed under the grant in an effort to build community investment.

Both days of the Fall Clean Up event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Crownpoint Chapter and end by 4:30 p.m. Trash bags, safety vests, gloves, and trash picker uppers will be available to volunteers. Trash bins donated by County Commissioner Billy Moore and the Solid Waste Authority will be located at the transfer station north of town for all local residents.

The K’é Community Trails Coalition is an effort by the Crownpoint Chapter, Navajo Technical University, Office of Diné Youth, and National Park Service to develop pedestrian trails in Crownpoint. The Coalition has been in operation since 2018 and has started to develop trails on Office of Diné Youth land.

For more information about the Fall Clean Up event or to volunteer, contact the Crownpoint Chapter at 505.786.2130.