The evening of May 28, 2014 provided just the right conditions for the Cowboy Pledge volunteers that met at the Bridgeside Apartments, located in Taylorsville, Utah to help clean up a section of the Jordan River Parkway. There were just enough clouds and a slight breeze to help keep them cool as they picked up trash from 4500 South to 4800 South.
The volunteers included residents from Bridgeside Landing Apartments and the management team from Cowboy Properties. Using tools provided by Cowboy Pledge, they worked in teams walking the trail and the area around the Freedom Shrine picking up any trash that they could find. It didn't take long to fill several large bags.
This section of the trail gets a lot of traffic and after the Memorial Day weekend there were plenty of plastic bottles and other items that needed to be cleaned up.
A contest to see who could find the most trash provided a lot of fun and excitement for all of the volunteers, especially the children. The best part of the contest was watching them help each other find enough items to insure that everyone would win a prize.
One of the best prizes was the sincere thanks that many of the joggers and others using the trail that evening expressed to the volunteers.
When the work was completed, the volunteers enjoyed cookies and soft drinks provided by Cowboy Properties. Prizes were awarded for finding the most trash and all of the children received something. A drawing for gift cards completed the evening’s activities.
Cowboy Pledge thanks each of the volunteers for their help and encourages everyone to stop by the Freedom Shrine as they enjoy the Jordan River Parkway.