Group uses state money to start Whiteclay cleanup effort
A Christian group will use $10,000 in state funds to start a cleanup project in Whiteclay, Nebraska.

The ABOUT group has enlisted youth volunteers from area high schools to plant flowers and trees for a community garden in Whiteclay, where liquor stores sell 4.1 million cans of beer a year, mainly to members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The money for the project came from Attorney General Jon Bruning.

"Cleanup efforts like this can restore pride and sense of ownership to Whiteclay's residents," Bruning told The Lincoln Journal Star.

The Nebraska Legislature gave final approval on Monday to LB1002, a bill that would provide $25,00 for Whiteclay initiatives. The bill goes to Gov. Dave Heineman (R) for his signature.

Get the Story:
Volunteers plan projects to clean up Whiteclay (The Lincoln Journal Star 4/13)
A pittance or start for beer-soaked Whiteclay? (AP 4/12)

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