Parks and Rec receives $1,500 anti-litter grant
Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department received a $1,500 grant from ALPAR, a youth litter prevention program. (from left) Sarah Tate, Cina Martinez, Tucker Hagerman and Skye Weller.
Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department received a $1,500 grant from Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling, ALPAR, for the second year in a row.
The grant pays for a lead adult supervisor and as many kids that desire the work.
“This is a great first job for 14-year-olds,” Recreation Facility Coordinator Judy Forgey said. “It teaches them responsibility, work ethic and pride in community.”
ConocoPhillips, Alaska provides the safety vests for the workers and BP provides the yellow litter bags.
“The grant itself pays exclusively for the lead supervisor and the youth workers...
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