Every Spring the Stateline area joins thousands of communities across the U.S. in the Great American Cleanup and we need your help! The 2012 Great American Cleanup in Winnebago County took place on Saturday, April 28, 2012. 1,203 local residents participated dispite the rainy forcast and gave 4,812 hours of time to clean up over 140 miles of area streets and roads. In the process they removed almost 37 Tons of litter from the streets.
The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest annual community improvement program. The 2013 Great American Cleanup in Winnebago County will be April 27, 2013
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful was recently congratulated by the President of Keep America Beautiful for having continuously led the Great American Cleanup in Winnebago County for the past 25 years.
This is the time for mobilizing the entire community, one neighborhood at a time. Whether you and your neighbors just want to do some spring cleanup or you have in mind a project of a larger nature, the GAC is the time to do it. Sponsored nationwide by Keep America Beautiful, this project reaches into every city from coast to coast down to millions of local neighborhoods, church groups, garden clubs, businesses, neighborhood groups and just plain folks who care about the street they live on.
Projects run the full range of clean up, fix up, paint up to full community efforts to beautify a whole city. Groups are encouraged to find an area in their own neighborhood that may need to be tidied up or have some flowers or trees planted.
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful organizes the hundreds of volunteers who clean up throughout Winnebago County. We partner with the leadership of Winnebago County and various communities around the county, from New Milford to South Beloit. As volunteers sign up with us to work we assign them to work in areas and communities near them.
So, What can YOU do?
The 2013 Great American Cleanup in Winnebago County has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. Calling Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful at (815) 637-1343 will register your efforts as part of the Great American Cleanup. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will also make available gloves and trash pickup bags for volunteers. The Great American Cleanup runs from April 1st through May 31st annually in the Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful service area but the Great Winnebago County Cleanup occurs on the last Saturday in April each year. Be sure to call early to reserve your supplies.
By April 19, 2013 . . .
- Register your group to participate and we’ll provide trash bags, work gloves and litter tongs.
- An ideal activity for neighborhood groups, scout troops, co-workers, church groups, service groups, or friends and family.
- Select your own location or help at one of our targeted cleanup sites.
- Early registrations are more likely to secure the clean up site of their choice!