Volunteers sought for Kansas state parks clean-up days

If you’re looking to gain volunteer service hours, want to give back to your community, or are just needing a good excuse to spend productive time outside, consider volunteering for one of the “Keep It Clean Kansas” events. Hosted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), and Westar Energy, the one-day events will consist of volunteers collecting trash and recyclable materials at one of five Kansas state parks from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in recognition of Earth Day.

The five state parks chosen for 2015 include: Cedar Bluff, El Dorado, Elk City, Lovewell, and Perry.

Volunteers are asked to preregister at Trash sacks and gloves will be provided on location. Apart from the satisfaction of doing a good deed, volunteers can also enjoy a complimentary lunch and take home a commemorative event t-shirt.

For more information, or to register, visit