Thanks Pat for your association's efforts and when October was set, it didn't fully take into account the question of leaf fall that some regions obviously get. October does work for many other areas fortunately, including the international connections.
Part of the theory behind setting a particular day is to get the combined effect of many press releases hitting the media and so drawing attention to the fact that four wheelers are getting out and doing "good works" in the community. For that reason, even though it may be a less practical exercise for some groups, it may be that they organize what may be a 'token" clean-up and use that to emphasize their other efforts. In that way we get that valued volume of activities and emphasis that it's not just once a year that four wheelers put in that sort of effort.
I realize that it's late this year to be promoting this project again but even some awareness this year might translate into something bigger in 2008.