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While we’re talking about turning Cal Anderson into a winter wonderland, let’s talk cleaning up after all those dirty children.
60% of Capitol Hill children under the age of 12 smoke. UPDATE: 60% of Capitol Hill 4-year-olds do not smoke. We regret the error. However the next stat is accurate.
80% of those kids throw their butts wherever they damn please. Fortunately, King County has a grant program to help and they are looking for a youth-focused group to take advantage of it and help clean up Cal Anderson.
Maybe you could put the money toward some time on the ice… UPDATE: There’s no profit in cigarette butts.
Local Parks Clean-Up Community Grant Opportunity
The King County Tobacco Prevention Program is offering community grants of $750 for cigarette butt clean-up activities in parks in King County.
The purpose of this grant is to fund community groups who are willing to:
1) Collect cigarette butts and other tobacco-related litter
2) Provide an accurate count of butts and litter
3) Submit photos of butt clean-up activity with completed photo releases
Clean-up activities may take 2-4 hours.
Check out the complete guidelines and download an application here. And, kids, don’t smoke.