Letter: Let's all work together to clean up To'Nanees'Dizi Chapter

To the editor:

As Secretary-Treasurer of the Council of Naa'taanii of the To'Nanees'Dizi Chapter, I would like to express my appreciation for the efforts being spearheaded by the Tuba City Probation and Parole Services on Earth Day, April 22. Your program's commitment and dedication to your community is commendable and most certainly refreshing. Please pat yourselves on the back.

The To'Nanees'Dizi Chapter would like to extend our support and encouragement to all members of the community, young and old, to participate with this task of community cleanup. When we practice and role model a unified effort much can be accomplished. As caretakers of Mother Earth, it is our duty and responsibility to keep her clean for further generations to come.

Therefore, all local businesses (grocery stores, gas stations, fast food eateries, cafes, motels), schools (Tuba City Unified School District, Tuba City Boarding School, Greyhills Academy High School, etc.), organizations (Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Navajo Housing Authority, the Navajo Nation offices, Arizona Public Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation), and of course, all residents (long term and short term) are encouraged to do their part.

In reflecting these efforts, the To'Nanees'Dizi Chapter adopted two highway sections: two miles north on Highway 160 near Rare Metals area and one mile on Highway 89; clean up takes place three times per year. In addition, on Friday, May 1, a recycling community program is being planned in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, which will help to provide grant monies in the establishment of the program. More information will be available to the public.

Trash bags can be picked up at the To'Nanees'Dizi Chapter House beginning next Wednesday to help with the trash collection. Again, let us work together to clean up Tuba City.

Charlene A. Nez

Secretary-Treasurer

To'Nanees'Dizi Chapter

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