The Great American Cleanup is a great opportunity to show your community pride and show your employees, neighbors and fellow residents that you are willing to lend a hand.
The City's 2013 annual spring cleaning event: the Great American Cleanup was May 18th. This 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.
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 during our registation in April 2014. The City will provide, T-shirts, gloves and garbage bags. The official day of the cleanup is the 3rd Saturday in May. Volunteers can arrange to clean on that day or another day that same week. For more information please call 427-1345.
5,009 volunteers contributed 15,049 hours to cleaning up our City in this one day event! This is what they accomplished!
191,400 pounds of litter & debris was collected
976 illegally dumped tires
68 miles of roads, streets & highways were cleaned or beautified
1,305 acres of parks & public lands were cleaned
36 miles of hiking, biking & nature trails cleaned
205 acres of wetlands cleaned & improved
17 miles of river banks cleaned
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!