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RBC I Natural gas operators, area contractors and county agencies will partner with numerous Rio Blanco youth organizations to conduct the fourth annual trash removal project along County Road 5 on Saturday.
With trash bags donated by the Colorado Department of Transporta-tion, logistical oversight from the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and the county road and bridge department’s safety coordination, local youth organizations will clean up the entire 42-mile stretch of County Road 5. A barbecue, hosted by Halliburton, will be held following the cleanup.
Each of the oil and natural gas industry companies contributed up to $2,000. As a result, each youth volunteer group will be receive $500 for its organization. The youth groups participating from Meeker are: Holy Family Catholic Youth, PEO, MHS wrestling, Faith Baptist Church youth, MHS volleyball, Ute kids’ camp, and White River Livestock Judging Team. Groups participating from Rangely are: High school baseball, Rio Blanco Legion baseball, FBLA, Rangely Animal Shelter and RHS basketball.
Thanks to the sponsors EnCana, Enterprise, Halliburton, Shell, Williams and XTO. Also, thanks to R&T Oilfield Services, Halliburton and Rio Blanco Road and Bridge Department for supplies, Berry Brothers for assisting with supplies and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office for its involvement.
Motorists on County Road 5 on Saturday are urged to drive with caution.