Trashtag: Country Living Realty leading Craig community cleanup photo contest |

Trashtag: Country Living Realty leading Craig community cleanup photo contest

Dorina Frederickson, right, shows off her trash haul gathered with the help of Are King and Cassie Deardorff April 13.
Dorina Frederickson/courtesy photo

To get ready for Moffat County Tourism Week beginning May 5, a local realty company is gearing up for a community-wide cleanup photo contest culminating in one big trash cleanup event April 27.

The #trashtag cleanup is being spearheaded by Craig Councilwoman Andrea Camp, who said she saw the idea on social media and decided Craig could use a bit of sprucing up before tourism week.

“Everybody seems really excited about it,” Camp said Monday.

According to a flyer for the #trashtag challenge, the photo contest for the event runs from April 15 to April 30.

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“Starting April 15, we are encouraging our community members, groups, and organizations to accept our #trashtag challenge,” the flyer says. “We encourage you to organize an effort to clean up an area in the community, take before and after pictures of your cleanup, email them to Country Living Realty at and be entered for a prize into our Craig #trashtag challenge.”

Country Living Realty’s Dorina Frederickson already has a head start on the cleanup challenge after taking a group of volunteers to Loudy-Simpson Park over the weekend.

“We got a jump start on it,” Frederickson said Monday. “We started out at Loudy-Simpson because that area was riddled with dog poop and trash — mostly dog poop. We picked up about six bags worth — myself and a couple other gals.”

Frederickson said Craig’s tourism week 2019 is packed with lots of fun events for the Craig community.

“We’re gonna have a lot of activities and events going that week May 4 to 11 with the bike ride to Maybell, the home and garden show, the spring expo; the Northwest Colorado Arts Council is having their Art, Apps and Ales; Maybell Heritage Days; the horse drive,” Frederickson said. “We just want to have our town clean and presentable.”

Camp and Frederickson encouraged the Craig community to pick city parks, schools, or any other area in need of trash pickup. Before and after photo winners will be chosen and awarded prizes valued at $100 and $50, along with two $25 prizes, Camp said.

Camp said she hopes to provide trash bags, gloves, and cameras for photos during their major 9 a.m. trash cleanup event April 27 at the Kmart parking lot. Camp said she’s also working out the best way to provide recycling dumpsters for recyclables.

“I definitely want to give people the opportunity to do some recycling,” Camp said.

To get your community organization involved or for more information, visit Country Living Realty’s Facebook page or call 970-824-0223.

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