Fort Wayne, Ind.(Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry asks neighborhood associations, businesses, faith-based organizations and other volunteer groups to register for the City of Fort Wayne’s annual spring clean-up on May 21.
The City is again taking part in Keep America Beautiful, which is a part of the national Great American Cleanup program. Volunteers of all ages will get rid of litter and debris from the City’s parks, roadways, trails and riverbanks.
“It’s a sure sign of spring when we start gearing up for the Great American Cleanup. This event gets bigger and better each year. It’s an important project that succeeds because of the thousands of volunteers who give just a few hours of their time in May to make our parks, streets and neighborhoods look great,” Mayor Henry said.
In 2010, more than 5,000 people contributed in Fort Wayne’s event. Volunteers collected 185,760 pounds of litter and debris. The City has hosted the local Great American Cleanup for about 20 years.
For more information, including companies interested in sponsoring this year’s project with donations for the clean-up or volunteer party, call the City’s Solid Waste office at 427-1345. Registrations are due by April 15.
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