No matter where you live in Hampton Roads, there’s likely a cleanup or beautification project scheduled in your community. That’s because spring cleaning is not just for shaking the cobwebs out of your home. It’s also about joining in with the Great American Cleanup™ to rid your community of trash and litter and green up our shared outdoor spaces.
The Great American Cleanup™ is not about a single day, but an entire season from March to May filled with beautification and litter cleanup projects across the nation. Projects scheduled over the next three months run the gamut from painting walls and mending fences to planting trees and cleaning up litter. To find out about events in your community, check our complete listing of local events at askhrgreen.org/the-great-american-cleanup-2014/. Check back often as we frequently add new events!
A Keep America Beautiful initiative, the Great American Cleanup is the largest grassroots community involvement program in the United States. In 2012, Hampton Roads’ two-day regional cleanup event had over 1,700 volunteers at 92 sites where more than 124,000 pounds of litter and debris were picked up and 86 trees and 800 plants and shrubs were planted. The results literally transformed the landscape of Hampton Roads.