The 21st anniversary of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, will kick off in Delaware Wednesday, March 20, and run through Friday, May 31.
The Great American Cleanup, which takes place annually in an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide, engages more than 5 million volunteers and participants every year to create a positive and lasting impact.
Keep Delaware Beautiful, along with Keep America Beautiful’s more than 600 community-based affiliates and partnering organizations, plans volunteer events and education programs that help beautify communities, improve recycling and reduce litter.
One way Delawareans have been helping keep Delaware clean is through DelDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Since 1990, the program has been a partnership between Delaware Department of Transportation and volunteers whose goal is make Delaware a cleaner place. Groups and organizations agree to care for a two-mile stretch of roadway. During the course of the sponsor’s participation, groups are responsible for conducting and reporting at least three cleanups per year. DelDOT provides safety vests and trash bags. Signs marking sponsors’ involvement in the program are installed at the beginning and end of the adopted roadway span.
Current Adopt-A-Highway supporters are encouraged to plan one of their 2019 cleanups anytime from March 20 to May 31. Supporters should be sure to contact their local district coordinator to register their cleanup and secure supplies.
To register an organized community cleanup, go to www.keepdelawarebeautiful.com/gac.
Keep Delaware Beautiful was formed in 2016 with the purpose of fostering and promoting Keep America Beautiful programs focused on litter prevention, community beautification and minimizing the impact of waste in Delaware.
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. For more information, go to www.kab.org.