McKee kicks off ‘Keep Rhody Litter Free’ initiative

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Gov. Dan McKee and Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos kick off "Keep Rhody Litter Free" in East Providence, Friday, April 22, 2022. (WLNE)

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee joined other state officials to participate in an Earth Day cleanup Friday as part of a litter-free initiative.

The “Keep Rhody Litter Free” campaign kick-off took place at about 1:30 p.m. at the Route 44 Park and Ride in East Providence.

McKee said the year-round campaign is “designed to encourage state agencies, individuals, businesses, communities, schools and youth groups to join in the effort to eliminate litter.”

“If everyone just said, ‘Oh, it’s only one more piece of litter, no big deal.’ If everyone did that, we’re still putting a million pieces out there. So, every piece matters, every effort matters, and we’re just trying to encourage people to be a part making the solution to really get where we want to get,” said the governor.

Future community clean-up projects will be posted on

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