Community Clean-Ups: Freshwater Society

October 26, 2012

in Ages 12 and under, Ages 12+, Ages 16+, Ages 18+, Environment - Gardening - Outdoor Activities

How Can You Help?
Organize a group of volunteers to clean curbs, gutters, boulevards and storm drain grates in a manageable area within your community. You will need to seek volunteers and coordinate the disposal and composting of leaves and other organic material. You may want to talk with your city officials and publicize the clean-up to attract more volunteers. For a toolkit on planning and conducting a clean-up, contact the Freshwater Society at 952-471-9773 or .

What happens on the day of the clean-up?
Your group will clean leaves, branches and trash from the curbs, gutters, boulevards and storm drain grates in the area you select and bag the debris. All you need are gloves, rakes, brooms, shovels and bags.

If you want to make a bigger impact, you can also notify people in your community to rake, sweep, and bag leaves and debris from the curbs, gutters and boulevards in front of their house. On clean-up day, the group collects the bags and takes them to a compost site.

Location: Within your community
Ages: Any age
Date(s): You determine
Time(s): Varies
Time Commitment: Varies

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