Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Community Trash-Off


Community Trash-Off began in 1995 with a small group of concerned citizens who joined forces to help clean trash out of Adams Bayou. That year paved the way for a community event that has steadily grown in scope. The Community Trash-Off became a program of the Stark Foundation in 2002 when the planning for Shangri La was initiated. Today, Community Trash-Off includes efforts to clean not only Adams Bayou, but also the Sabine River and the streets in Orange, Pinehurst, and West Orange. Since inception of Community Trash-Off, thousands of individuals have worked tirelessly to collect nearly 200,000 pounds of trash over 20+ years. This one annual event brings the community together with a common cause to make Orange and surrounding municipalities beautiful.