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Great American Cleanup

The City of Fort Wayne’s Solid Waste Department is once again organizing the annual Great American Cleanup™. Volunteers are asked to register by Monday April 27, so the City can supply them with event tee-shirts, gloves, and trash bags.

This year’s Fort Wayne Great American Cleanup™ is on Saturday, May 16.

Last year, a record 5,250 volunteers collected more than 183,000 pounds of litter and debris from Fort Wayne’s neighborhoods, parks, roadways, trails and riverbanks. Participants cleaned 71 miles of roadways, 33 miles of trails and 17 miles of riverbank during the 2014 event.

A celebration post-clean-up party will take place at Headwaters Park West from 11:30am to 2pm. There will be food, drinks, games and prizes for volunteers.

The Great American Cleanup™ is the country’s largest beautification and community improvement effort. Nationwide, there were more than four million volunteers last year. Fort Wayne’s clean-up efforts focus on neighborhoods, vacant lots, trails and greenways, graffiti removal, streets and roads, and our rivers. The event provides a great opportunity for neighborhood associations, church groups, service organizations, youth groups, schools, and all residents to make a difference in their community.

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