Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Great American Cleanup

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Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Must register by April 13 to receive supplies
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The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program that Fort Wayne has participated in for over 20 years. It is a time when we can show our community pride by lending a hand to clean up littered roadsides, parks, trails and river ways.

A clean city makes a difference: It looks better to residents and visitors, and improves the overall quality of life. Litter, graffiti, unkempt parks and trails, and scattered debris create unsightly areas that would give visitors the wrong impression. Through the work of volunteers, we can come together and show how much we care about Fort Wayne’s neighborhoods and public spaces.

Your help is essential. Our goal is to have 5,000 people participate in this fun and rewarding event.  It’s a perfect opportunity to gather family, friends, co-workers, classmates, neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations or any other group to help in small ways that can make a huge difference.

The City will provide your group with garbage bags, gloves, and T-shirts.  Then, after the work is done, please join us from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 for a post-cleanup party at Headwaters Park West. We’ll have food, drinks, raffle prizes and music on hand to celebrate your accomplishments.

Getting involved is easy and groups as well as individuals are encouraged to participate. All you need to do is select an area in the community that you would like to beautify and sign up.  Volunteers can arrange to clean on that day or another day that same week.  If you do not have a specific site to clean, we can provide you with one.  For more information please call 427-2715 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Results from 2014 -Thank you volunteers!

5,250 volunteers contributed 15,750 hours to cleaning up our City in this one day event!  This is what they accomplished!

• 183,180 pounds of litter & debris was collected
• 930 illegally dumped tires recycled
• 71 miles of roads, streets & highways were cleaned or beautified
• 1,414 acres of parks & public lands were cleaned
• 33 miles of hiking, biking & nature trails cleaned
• 17 miles of river banks cleaned