Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Great American Cleanup


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Saturday, May 21, 2016


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.

The event is held on the 3rd Saturday in May each year. The City provides groups with garbage bags, gloves, and T-shirts.  After the work is done, a volunteer celebration with food, drinks, prizes and live entertainment is held at Headwaters West from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Getting involved is easy - 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 can also provide you with a location to clean if you do not have one.  Volunteers can begin their cleanup anytime during the day on May 21.  Most groups elect to begin at 8AM and clean for several hours.  Groups that cannot do their cleanup on Saturday can select a different day as long as it is within the same week. After you complete your cleanup you will need to submit your POST CLEANUP REPORT before June 6. This helps us track our success!  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 .

Thank you to our 2016 Local and National Sponsors!
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Results from 2015 -Thank you volunteers!

4,835 volunteers contributed 14,505 hours to cleaning up our City in this one day event!  This is what they accomplished!

• 169,280 pounds of litter & debris was collected
• 892 illegally dumped tires recycled
• 68 miles of roads, streets & highways were cleaned or beautified
• 1,357 acres of parks & public lands were cleaned
• 33 miles of hiking, biking & nature trails cleaned
• 22 miles of river banks cleaned