Each spring the Keep America Beautiful non-profit kicks off their Great American Cleanup campaign. It is the country’s largest community improvement program that boasts 20,000 communities involvement. Service projects are based on the needs of each community. Some of the previous projects include:

  • Removal of litter and debris from roadsides, highways, shorelines and waterways for safer, cleaner communities
  • Planting trees, flowers and gardens to strengthen the community’s green infrastructure.
  • Cleaning and restoring nature trails, recreation areas and playgrounds to encourage play and physical activity.
  • Recycling cans, plastic bottles, electronics, paper products, tires, clothing, and even junk cars to give garbage another life.
  • Rebuilding public spaces in communities struck by natural disasters to renew social connections.
  • Restoring business storefronts and gateways to spur economic impact.

Have you ever wanted to in help your community, but didn’t know how? The Great American Cleanup provides communities with structured service projects that make it easy to get involved. So come on...get involved and help improve your community! YOU can make a real difference! For more information go to www.kab.org, or use the following link to find an affiliate near you!   www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=community_find_an_affiliate_widget

By Liz Sanchez