For further Information, contact: Sarah Heyer 525-5525 or Keepcb1326@gmail.com
For Immediate Release:
Spring Cleanup with KCB: Call for volunteers and “blight spots”
Carbondale. Carbondale’s Annual Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day will be on April 21, and Keep Carbondale Beautiful is putting out the call for public participation.
KCB is looking for suggestions of “blight spots” that need attention. The public is asked to call or email the locations. KCB Executive Director Sarah Heyer noted, “After last weekend’s Big Event, a lot of litter has been picked up in the central part of town. That should free us to get to spots that are further afield. But we need help identifying those locations.” The general public can also help by providing their used two-handled shopping bags for individuals to carry so that everyone participates. Larger bags will be provided.
KCB is also recruiting volunteers from the community to help with the cleanup. Pre-registration is encouraged (go to keepcb.org) and increases points in the contest. Start time is 9 am. City crews pick up the bags, and volunteers from the Rotary Club of Carbondale weigh them. Prizes are given in several categories for the most litter collected. T-shirts are distributed and lunch is provided, with the help of Arnold’s Market and others.
Critical to success is support from local businesses, as event sponsors and as donors of food, supplies, or prizes. This year’s sponsors include Burkdell Mulch, Burris Disposal Service, CIMCO, Southern Recycling Center. In-kind support comes from Silkworm, SIUC, the City of Carbondale, and the Carbondale Park District.
For more information, check the website at keepcb.org, call Keep Carbondale Beautiful at (618)525-5525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.