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CARBONDALE: Local participation in National CleanUp Day

Posted by on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 12:18 pm.

Carbondale is among a network of thousands of communities across the U.S. participating in the second annual National CleanUp Day to keep our outdoors clean

CARBONDALE, Ill. - Every September and March, Keep Carbondale Beautiful and Green Earth team up to tackle the litter in Piles Fork Creek Preserve. This year they are part of something bigger: the second annual National CleanUp Day, which includes hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states working towards the goal of eliminating litter, community by community, across the nation.

National CleanUp Day is now partnering with World CleanUp Day. World CleanUp Day is a global alliance with the Let’s Do It World Foundation that has over 150 countries with diverse cultures and millions of volunteers making this a monumental event.

Volunteers who come out to Attucks Park at 9 am Saturday will pick up litter in the park, clear debris from the creek, or work on the trail. It’s a chance to join with like-minded people and, if they clear out the creek, get their feet (or more) wet. “A key concept of National CleanUp Day is that, if you’re not having fun, you are doing it wrong.” National CleanUp Day co-founders Steve Jewett and Bill Willoughby explained.

National CleanUp Day would not be possible without a network of volunteer groups leading the charge in their local communities. These groups include non-profits, local and Federal government partners including, Keep America Beautiful and the Coastal Conservancy who will be holding cleanups from coast to coast on Saturday, September 15. Also involved will be companies of all sorts, including LinkedIn, Sears, YMCA, and IMG.

For more information or to volunteer, contact KCB at 618 525-5525.

About National CleanUp Day:

National CleanUp Day is a call to action. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in partnership with Clean Trails. We are dedicated to keeping our nation’s urban, rural, and outdoor public spaces free of litter and trash. For more information or to find a cleanup near you please visit www.nationalcleanupday.org

About Green Earth

Green Earth is a nonprofit land conservation organization. Our mission is to preserve natural areas for the benefit of the people of Carbondale. We own and maintain six natural areas, totaling 220 acres, and nine miles of hiking trails all open to the public for outdoor recreation and enjoyment. Learn more about our preserves and hiking trails by visiting us at www.greenearthinc.org.

About Keep Carbondale Beautiful

Keep Carbondale Beautiful is a non-profit organization based in Carbondale that focuses on litter control, recycling, community beautification, waste reduction, and environmental education programs. Learn more at www.keepcb.org.

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