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February 28, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 28, 2011

As a member of Tennessee Beautiful and as State Naturalist and State Archaeologist, Emeritus, I have seen first-hand the good work done over the years and including the present by the Cookeville-Putnam County Clean Commission to make their area a great place to live. They have cleaned up unbelievable amounts of trash, particularly in the Cummings Fall area where we are currently raising a million dollars to set aside this beautiful spot as a State Park. The leadership of the Clean Commission is poised to make an even greater difference in the life of this community with their emphasis on education and by utilizing volunteer effort. If your financial grant could be made to extend their efforts to continue to beautify this area, it would make a great difference. They are in need of more educational materials and office equipment to further advance their objectives. Mack Prichard, Board Member of Tennessee Parks and Greenway Foundation as well as the Cumberland Alliance

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Give them more financial support and encourage more volunteer effort.

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

The Clean Commission is fulfilling a vital role in our community that no one else addrsses, that providing leadership in a battle against litter and up to date education on recycling. The Clean Commission started as a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens that wanted to make a difference in our environmnt. Over the past 25 years, the message on litter has stayed the same. Recycling is a natural partner for this endeavor.
The Clean Commission has a twelve member working board that shares the mission of promoting a litter free environment and conserving and preserving our natural resources.
The Clean Commission has a presence in our public schools and at an array of special events, including the Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show and the popular Fall FunFest. There is a special indoor and outdoor education program that promotes Litter Free Events

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Over a three year period, I experienced first hand the need for litter prevention and recycling education in Putnam County. The schools are open to the education opportunity and the students love to hear how to help Mother Earth. Volunteers hit the streets and pickup litter on a regular basis.

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Find a means to increase their funding.

February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

The Clean Commission was founded a year after Keep Tennessee Beautiful was founded 26 years ago. Both organizations saw that the state was picking up litter but no one was trying to break the cycle of littering. Over the years this commission has made huge strides in improving, not only the problems of littering, but has also worked diligently to changes attitudes and encourage the community to take pride in where they work and live. Litter pick up and education are only a part of what they have accomplished.
The Commission has spearheaded recycling projects and encouraged its citizens to "reduce, reuse and recycle", and sponsored beautification projects across the county that have been a major factor in the improved appearance and character of their communities over the years. Keep Tennessee Beautiful and the state of Tennessee have received national recognition from Keep America Beautiful for being the first state in the nation to have 100% county participation in the Great American Cleanup and have accomplished this feat for the past four years. The Cookeville-Putnam County Clean Commission and their volunteers across the county have been one of the most active participants in this event each year and have strongly contributed to its success over the years.
I cannot think of an organization the better exemplifies the hard work and dedication that goes into maintaining such a worthwhile purpose in continually striving to better their community

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As I stated above, they have been a strong part of the national recognition from Keep America Beautiful in recognizing Tennessee and a leader in the Great American Cleanup

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Can not think of a thing except to say to them to continue the wonderful work they are doing in their community

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