Volunteers invited to participate in Great American Cleanup May 2

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Registration is now open for the public to participate in the Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup event Saturday, May 2.

“The water that flows through the Pikes Peak region is a critical component of the health of our community. Regular cleanup efforts along our trails and waterways and in our parks help to ensure the health of our community, the natural areas surrounding it, and communities downstream,” said Jerry Cordova, Stormwater Engineering Specialist. “The Great American cleanup provides an opportunity for the public to have a direct impact on maintaining healthy waterways.”

WHAT:          Great American Cleanup

Nitrile work gloves, buckets and trash bags will be provided, but participants should plan ahead by wearing durable shoes or boots and work gloves. Participants under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult.

WHERE:       Volunteers can select from 25 sites throughout the region to clean parks,

trails and waterway. Register at www.gacppp.com

WHEN:         Saturday, May 2

Cleanups: 9 a.m. to noon                                                                                                            

These events are part of the 5th annual Great American Cleanup Pikes Peak Partners, a community effort between the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful, Colorado Springs Utilities, City of Fountain, City of Manitou Springs, and the Town of Monument.

In 2019, over 1,000 volunteers collected more than 24,000 pounds of debris and refuse at 30 different local parks, trails, creeks, roads, and town centers throughout the Pikes Peak region in Great American Cleanup events.

For more information contact Bryan Welding at (719) 520-7846 or BryanWelding@elpasoco.com.

 

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