Keep Jackson Beautiful Launches 2018 Great American Cleanup; with Keep Jackson Beautiful Month
****** Volunteers Take Action to Clean, Restore and Renew Jackson’s Beauty
The 20th anniversary of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, kicks off in Jackson with Keep Jackson Beautiful re-implementing Keep Jackson Beautiful Month starting on April 7, 2018.
The Great American Cleanup, which takes place annually in an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide, engages more than 5 million volunteers and participants, on average, every year to create a positive and lasting impact. Keep Jackson Beautiful along with Keep America Beautiful’s more than 600 community-based affiliates and partnering organizations, plan volunteer events and education programs that help to renew parks, recreation areas, waterways, remove litter and debris, reduce waste, improve recycling, plant trees, flowers and community gardens.
“This year Keep Jackson Beautiful is revisiting our past by reviving Keep Jackson Beautiful Month which took place in the Nineties. It was a way for all Jacksonians to be on one accord to help keep their communities beautiful,” said Keep Jackson Beautiful Executive Director Alicia Crudup. “With the current state of litter in our communities, what a fitting way to take care of our environment by showing we take pride in our City while celebrating Earth Month. We will be taking a different approach by letting our Eco Ambassadors, high school students, take the lead in the events. It’s up to us as adults to support them and help make the events successful. We aim to work through the youth to sustain our future.”
Here is a snapshot of Keep Jackson Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup events taking place in Jackson during April:
April 6th - Press Conference – Westside Park - 1463 Peach Place - 10:00 am
April 7th - Kickoff - Westhaven Community - Lot across from 5063 London Ln - 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
April 14th- Roll-off Dumpster Day - Tennis Court South - 1517 McDowell Road - 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
April 19th - Whole Foods Market 5% Day - 4500 Interstate 55 North Frontage Rd - 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
April 20th - E-Waste Collection Day - 929 High Street Jackson – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm & Earth Day Poster Contest
April 21st - Robinson Road (Rose to Prentiss/Central to Robinson) - 1017 Robinson Rd - 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
April 28th - Rosemont Baptist Church - 3930 South Drive - Known as Officer Thomas Catchings Drive - 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Keep Jackson Beautiful will not only be cleaning up communities, we along with volunteers will be recycling litter collected to divert as much as possible from the landfill, tending to neglected vacant lots, edging and cleaning curbs and gutters, planting flowers and groundbreaking a new community garden.
For more information about our events, how to volunteer or registering your event please visit keepjacksonbeautiful.com or call 601.953.1123