The North Platte Downtown Association in coordination with Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful will be holding the annual Downtown Cleanup on Tuesday, May 9. Again, the theme this year is “Clean Your Block Party.”
The party is held each year for the Great American Cleanup, which is the country’s largest community improvement program and kicks off in more than 20,000 communities each spring.
The national program engages 2 million volunteers who take to create positive change and lasting impact.
The day will kick off with breakfast and a short meeting at 8:30 a.m. at NebraskaLand National Bank’s downtown location.
Volunteers will be split into groups to begin cleanup efforts at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon at Great Western Bank.
A social will follow at the Eagles Club where snacks and refreshments will be provided at the end of the day by Adams Bank and Trust. Volunteers don’t need to be present for the entire day. After the initial registration at NebraskaLand Bank, the headquarters will be moved to the Espresso Shop.
Volunteers can stop in at any time during the day and stay for as long as they like.
“We want to encourage everyone to get involved in keeping our community a cleaner, greener, more beautiful place to live,” said Mona Anderson, Executive Director of Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful.
Tanner Pattera, Downtown Association Cleanup Chairman agreed, “This is the perfect opportunity for people to get involved, even if they just have an hour to spare.”
People are asked to call Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful for more information at 308-534-8100.
Additional spring events include:
Hershey Community Cleanup – Earth Day – April 22
Students and residents get together to provide litter pickup of the entire community. Volunteers are needed! Grab your gloves and come lend a hand. Contact the Hershey Village Office at 308-368-5840.
Earth Day Community Fest – Regency Retirement – April 22
11 a.m.-5 p.m. The community is welcome to come celebrate Earth Day with vendors, music, food and face painting.
Westfield/Cody School cleanup – May 4
Students from Cody School and the Westfield Merchants team up to clean the area around the school and Westfield Shopping Center. The children will disperse around the area in the afternoon and end up at Westfield for a snack and drink.
Hershey Lake cleanup – May 13
The Scuba Diving club will be holding an underwater cleanup of Hershey Lake while volunteers clean around the perimeter of the Lake. Volunteers will gather at Hershey Lake at 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed! For more information contact Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful offices at 308-534-8100.
Get out in the fresh air while helping your environment!
South Platte River cleanup – June – Date to be announced
This highly littered area around the South Platte River again needs a major cleaning. Crews will meet in the morning by Jimmy Johns to try to get all of the litter cleared from the river bed.
The date is yet to be announced, but volunteers will be needed. Call Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful for more information at 308-534-8100.