Pick it up Lexington!

Bend over and pick up a piece of litter today.

What we leave on the ground - litter, cigarette butts-goes straight down our storm sewers polluting our streams and sources of drinking water.

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Organizing a clean up

Lexington's greenspaces need our help.

Jacobson Park, Woodland Park, Liberty. All of these need our help. Organizing is easy and rewarding.

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Sponsors

Thank you Republic Services

Republic Services joins KLB roster of sponsors.

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Upcoming Cleanup Events

April 11th @ 9:00am -
Reforest the Bluegrass
Sponsored by the
Division of Environmental Services

April 17th @ noon -
Downtown Trash Bash
Sponsored by the
Downtown Lexington Corporation

KAB-GAC-HastagThe Great American Cleanup of 2015 is nearly upon is. This nationwide cleanup event takes place every year from March through June. Registration for Lexington cleanup events is now open. CLICK HERE to register your organization’s cleanup event.

The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off in more than 20,000 communities each spring. This national program engages 2 million volunteers who take action in their communities to create positive change and lasting impact.

Keep America Beautiful and its powerful network of community-based affiliates execute the Great American Cleanup each year by launching service projects based on the knowledge and needs of local communities. During the Great American Cleanup, our volunteers’ work returns on average $175 million in measurable benefits across the participating communities.

The Great American Cleanup program offers structured service projects including experiential environment education, organized volunteer events and employee engagement opportunities. We work closely with governors, mayors and other local government and community leaders including state recycling organizations to ensure that we’re meeting the needs of local communities.

Here’s what we do:

  • We remove litter and debris from roadsides, highways, shorelines and waterways for safer, cleaner communities.
  • We plant trees, flowers and gardens to strengthen our community’s green infrastructure.
  • We clean and restore nature trails, recreation areas and playgrounds to encourage play and physical activity.
  • We recycle cans, plastic bottles, electronics, paper products, tires, clothing, and even junk cars to give garbage another life.
  • We rebuild public spaces in communities struck by natural disasters to renew social connections.
  • We restore business storefronts and gateways to spur economic impact.

The Great American Cleanup provides communities with structured service projects that engage volunteers to take greater responsibility for their community’s environment. All Great American Cleanup service projects create opportunity for environmental education and positive behavior change to build and sustain more beautiful communities.

Registration for Lexington Cleanup events is now open. Click here to register your event! How will you Keep Lexington Beautiful?

 

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Through the efforts of thousands of volunteers, Lexington is restoring the long-lost benefits of streamside forests. This is a crucial step to protecting our water resources and enhancing our living standards. On Saturday, April 11, 2015 we will help Reforest the Bluegrass from 9am to 11pm. Check back often for more updates or visit www.LexingtonKy.Gov/RTB for more information.

A huge shout out and thank you to the Papa Johns on Leestown Road and Manager Chris Evans for donating pizza for the volunteers at the America Recycles Day event this past Saturday. We couldn’t have made it through the day without their help and delicious pizza!