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Butte Silver Bow Co. Hosts First "Clean and Green Day"

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Butte-Silver Bow County employees are cleaning up the town, as Chief Executive Matt Vincent designated Friday as the inaugural "Clean and Green Day" in the Mining City.

In some areas of Butte, the garbage is everywhere.

In conjunction with the "Beautify Butte Campaign”, Chief Executive Matt Vincent determined Friday, him and all county employees would start cleaning.

"It's spring cleaning,” said Vincent. “We have roughly 500 county employees, a dozen buildings, dozens of empty lots, so it's just kind of asking every employee to give an hour or two out of their day to go out and do a little bit of work."

Vincent and other employees cleaned this spot behind the Civic Center.

The goal was also to set an example for other property owners in the county.

"We beautify Butte,” said John Moodry with the Butte-Silver Bow County Weed Division. “We take care of the problems and the issues on Butte-Silver Bow properties before requesting private land owners to take care of their own properties."

Each county employee was asked to clean for one hour Friday.

It was all part of the first ever "Clean and Green Day".

"Having a clean and green community isn't any one person or entity's responsibility,” Vincent said. “It's all of ours. We want to send a message that we're here to work with our citizens as well as for them."

Vincent says he plans to host a "Clean and Green Day" every spring for county employees.

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