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Litter Letter project turns trash into public art

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 15:22:06-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Over the course of the last week in September, crews of volunteers have been scouring public lands and waterways all over the Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, and Fountain regions to collect improperly discarded trash with the intent of re-purposing it to form a public art installation.

After collection, all of the trash is placed into several giant hollow, mesh letters that are also created from recycled materials.

These letters will be arranged to form the word "RESILIENT" and will be stationed at the far southeast corner of America the Beautiful Park from Friday, Oct. 2, through the end of the month.

The project is intended to inspire others to take part in active stewardship of our public lands and encourage the community as we continue to make our way through 2020.

The local Litter Letter project represents around 350 volunteer hours and the cooperation of multiple organizations in terms of coordination and donated resources.

The Litter Letter project is a partnership between Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance, Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control & Greenway District, Creek Week, and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and several other local organizations.

During 2018 the giant letters formed the word "INSPIRE" while in 2019 they spelled out "PRISTINE."

For more information regarding the project head on over to PPORA.ORG