MURRAY – It’s time to tell the truth once again.
Keep Cass County Beautiful (KCCB), which has long promoted a clean, green and more beautiful community, announced the launch of the Great American Cleanup (GAC) this year.
It is the largest community improvement program in the country which began on Monday, the first day of spring, and runs until June 22, said Dana Stahl, executive director of KCCB.
Each year, the GAC engages millions of volunteers and participants to beautify communities across the country in a grassroots spring cleaning movement, she said.
KCCB, along with other organizations in the national Keep America Beautiful affiliate network, plans volunteer events and educational programs that help renew public parks, trails and recreation areas; clean and restore waterways; remove litter from roads and public spaces; reduce waste and improve recycling; more planting trees, flowers and community gardens, Stahl said.
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“With the GAC, we continue to promote our Adopt-a-Spot allowing individuals, families and small groups to perform litter cleanups,” she said. “Simply select a street, road, neighborhood, park or trail and commit to keeping it clean this year. Then contact KCCB to document your cleaning.
KCCB also helps local schools, church groups, scouts, 4-H clubs and organizations plan more traditional litter cleanups that help renew parks, clear litter and reduce litter. Organizations can apply for a clean-up grant from KCCB.
An online waste cleanup request form is available at KeepCassCountyBeautiful.org or message KCCB at 402-949-0874 to get trash bags, gloves and other safety supplies to participate in a Great American Cleanup or the Adopt-a-Spot program, Stahl said.
“We appreciate the help of all of our volunteers who give of their time and service for the good of our communities,” Stahl said. “Waste is more than just a scourge on our landscape. Waste is expensive to clean up, impacts our quality of life and economic development, and eventually ends up in our waterways and oceans.