Keep Fremont Beautiful Hosts 1st Annual Eco-Trek Event

FREMONT – Keep Fremont Beautiful held their 1st Annual Eco-Trek on Saturday.

People gathered at Johnson Lake Saturday morning to take part in the event. The Eco-Trek event included fun and educational learning stations, face painting, and prizes. Keep Fremont Beautiful’s Executive Director, Cathi Sampson, says the event also had a number of recycling opportunities for those in attendance.

“At this event we brought a recycling bin out from All Metals for people to bring aluminum cans,” said Sampson. “And we also have a bin for co-mingled recyclables. We ask that people would bring cardboard to recycle, but if they brought anything else, or acquired anything else, like a plastic bottle along the way, they can bring that, too.”

Recreation Superintendent for the City of Fremont, Nate Schwanke says the Parks and Recreation Board enjoys partnering with Keep Fremont Beautiful, and the response from the community on the new event was positive.

“We have a great response, I think. We have multiple representations from town,” said Schwanke. “Some of our seniors are here, I know I’ve seen some people from Midland. Pretty much all of the Keep Fremont Beautiful board members are here. It’s just a great event.”

The next event on Keep Fremont Beautiful’s calendar is their Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held on October 14th.