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 2014 annual spring cleaning event: the Great American Cleanup will be Saturday, May 17th. 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. The City will provide, T-shirts, gloves and garbage bags. Volunteers can arrange to clean on that day or another day that same week. For more information please call 427-1345.
Supplies for the Great American Cleanup are to be picked up at:
STREET LIGHT OPERATIONS
335 EAST MURRAY ST. (NW CORNER OF E. MURRAY ST. & S. LAFAYETTE ST).
3 DAYS ONLY
Monday-Wednesday, May 12-14 (8:00am – 6:00pm)
Supplies include T-shirts, gloves and garbage bags
POST CLEANUP PARTY
All Great American Cleanup Volunteers are invited
on Saturday, May 17th from 11:30 am until 2 pm
at HEADWATERS PARK WEST-GATES OPEN AT 11:30 am
** Food, drinks, games, music and a prize raffle will be provided **
Results from 2013
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