Keep America Beautiful Activates First-Ever National Day of Action to Support the 2012 Great American Cleanup
Earlier this spring, Keep America Beautiful announced a record-setting goal to recruit 4 million volunteers to participate in our annual Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.
The Great American Cleanup, like spring, offers us a wonderful opportunity to refresh our communities – by cleaning up, to be sure – but also by planting, rebuilding and renewing. This strength in numbers will be on full display during our first-ever Great American Cleanup National Day of Action on Saturday, April 28. We’re thrilled to have lined up 10 spotlight events in cities across the country.
Take a look at the following brief descriptions of the spotlight events:
Oakland, CA: Over 400 volunteers will work with Keep Oakland Beautiful throughout the “100 Blocks” section of East Oakland to clean up litter, illegal dump sites and graffiti, as well as replant tree pits.
Houston, TX: More than 400 volunteers will work with Keep Houston Beautiful to clean up the neighborhood near the Houston Museum of Natural Science. They will also be planting 250 trees in Hermann Park.
Shreveport, LA: Shreveport Green is engaging 400 volunteers to “take on” Texas Avenue, a historic but neglected part of downtown Shreveport.
Click here to view a map of National Day of Action activities.
Many other KAB affiliates and GAC participating organizations will be engaging volunteers in projects throughout the country on the National Day of Action. Click here to find an organization near here.