Employee volunteers from Cherokee Casino Sallisaw clear trash
and debris from alongside U.S. Highway 59 in Sallisaw.
Employees from Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) and Cherokee Nation Entertainment (CNE) are once again celebrating the spring season by volunteering in a statewide initiative to make Oklahoma cleaner, greener and more beautiful.
“We live in such a beautiful part of this country. It is an honor to be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the two-mile stretch of Highway 59 South, near our casino,” said Amber Nelson, marketing manager, Cherokee Casino Sallisaw. “Many of our team members drive that route every day and feel proud each time they see the Adopt-A-Highway sign with our name on it.”
Joining Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful for the 28th annual Trash-OFF, employees from the tribe’s corporate and entertainment properties are clearing trash and debris from alongside local roadways.
Trash-OFF is Oklahoma’s signature event in the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. Each spring, Trash-OFF brings together thousands of volunteers working to improve the state’s appearance and the safety of its roads.
The official Trash-OFF cleanup day is April 23, but the annual effort is held from March 1 through May 31. CNB and CNE employees are volunteering throughout the month of April and May.
“The Trash-OFF is a great way to unite communities and show pride in Oklahoma,” said Melody Johnson, ODOT Beautification coordinator. “We are fortunate to have so many caring people pitch in to keep our land grand.”
In an effort to beautify local communities, CNB and CNE have additional cleanup days scheduled throughout the year. All eight of CNE’s Cherokee Casinos and Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa have separate CIT teams that also participate in ODOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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