Bluegrass Greensource is calling for volunteers to keep Lexington clean and green on Friday, April 21st and Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd. Between April 14 and April 22, 2017, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pick ups in 20 communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are currently accepting volunteers to help clear streets, streams, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris in celebration of Earth Month.
Main Street Clean Sweep 2017 will include three community-led clean ups in Lexington:
Friday, April 21, 2017 9 am – Noon
Habitat for Humanity
700 E Loudoun Avenue
Lexington, KY 40505
Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day) 10 am – 2 pm
123 E 6th Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day) 9 am – 1 pm
2077 Cambridge Drive
Lexington, KY 40504
Last year, 1,007 volunteers in 22 communities filled 515 bags with litter and removed nearly four tons of waste. This year, clean-ups are scheduled between Friday, April 14 and Earth Day, Saturday April 22, 2017 with times and locations are specific and chosen by each community. Bluegrass Greensource provides volunteers an event t-shirt (as supplies last) bags, gloves, and litter grabbers. Individuals, families, clubs, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to volunteer, and may register at www.bggreensource.org/main-street-clean-sweep/.
“Bluegrass Greensource organizes Main Street Clean Sweep as a way to help Central Kentuckians feel empowered during Earth Month,” says Amy Sohner, Bluegrass Greensource Executive Director. “Since Earth Day falls on a Saturday this year, we anticipate even more participation than in years past.”
This year, clean-ups are planned in Burgin, Cynthiana, Frankfort, Georgetown, Harrodsburg, Irvine, Lancaster, Lawrenceburg, Lexington, Nicholasville, New Middletown, Paris, Ravenna, Richmond, Sadieville, Stamping Ground, Stanford, Versailles, Wilmore, and Winchester. Main Street Clean Sweep is held rain or shine. All litter and debris collected during Main Street Clean Sweep will be properly disposed of by the local Divisions of Waste Management.
Bluegrass Greensource is an environmental education nonprofit, serving 20 Central Kentucky counties since 2001. The mission of Bluegrass Greensource is to empower the Bluegrass to create a sustainable environment by focusing on how small changes collectively create large impacts. Bluegrass Greensource provides outreach to thousands of schools, community groups, businesses, local governments, and private citizens each year. For more information, visit www.BgGreensource.org.