#Activate10: Riverton community members rally around the Kickin’ Trash efforts

Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness.

Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.

In late March, a group of Riverton residents and ambassadors were inspired by a nationwide effort to pick up trash.


Since then, the group has expanded, assembled to clean up areas across town several times, and even has a name: Kickin’ Trash.

Several community residents have gotten involved by doing the tough, physical work, of cleaning up trash. But others are opting to help the group through donations and acts of goodwill.

Earlier this month, Kickin’ Trash posted about a woman named Betty. Betty is a Walmart employee and works just 4 hours a week, but donated $45 for supplies to help the effort!


Betty didn’t stop at a monetary donation. She handcrafted trash “pickin’ sticks” to help the clean-up efforts and perhaps ease some back pain!

In mid-June, Riverton Middle School summer school teachers Mr. Law and Mr. Motisis brought 30 students to take part in a Kickin’ Trash event by the Riverton River Walk. 


A few days ago, Riverton coffee shop, Brown Sugar Coffee Roastery, donated several gift cards to the clean-up crew to help fuel the efforts.


The group from Home Source Realty gathered to publicly thank the clean-up crew at last week’s Riverton City Council meeting and present the volunteers with gift cards to help purchase supplies for the clean-ups.

Last weekend, trash was kicked near the Riverton Safeway parking lot. This week, a clean-up effort is set for June 26th near the Riverton Ice Hockey arena.

For more information on how you can help the Kickin’ Trash efforts and to follow their clean-up schedule, follow their Facebook page! 


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