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Picking Up The Patch

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If you drove through Minot today you may have seen some people working out along the highway, those were oil industry employees volunteering for the 2nd Annual Pick Up The Patch event.

Oil companies like Hess, Haliburton, and Weatherford, got out on a beautiful day to help clean up the Minot community. Pick up the patch was launched in 2012 to clean up the litter left behind after the snow melted away and to encourage a no-litter culture. Last year more than 750 industry volunteers from 70 companies participated in the event. “We're not here for the short term, we're here for the long haul. Hess, along with a lot of the other companies aren't going anywhere. We definitely want to improve where we live and where we work, for our kids and for our families, so they can be proud of where we work and where we live,” said LeAnn Poppler, a Hess Corporation Employee.

The Minot pick up the patch event is just one of nine scheduled to happen across the state.

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