Keep Lexington Beautiful!
Volunteer to coordinate a Great American Cleanup event
Know of an area in your neighborhood that could use some TLC and want to help improve Lexington’s environment? If so, consider coordinating a Great American Cleanup event.
Through the Great American Cleanup, Keep Lexington Beautiful encourages organizations, churches, schools, businesses, clubs, and individuals to pick up litter in a neighborhood, park, greenway or stream.
Last year, Lexington residents:
- Took part in 112 cleanup and beautification events
- Contributed 2,243 volunteer hours at GAC events
- Collected more than 54 tons of litter and debris
“Cleanups are a great opportunity to beautify our community,” says Susan Plueger, director of the city’s Division of Environmental Services.
Groups that register an event will receive supplies and support. Keep Lexington Beautiful, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, will provide bags and gloves. A leaf blower, a trimmer, shovels, rakes and buckets are also available to check out. If needed, the city will arrange for proper disposal of collected material.
You can register a Great American Cleanup at LexingtonKY.gov/GAC or keeplexingtonbeautiful.com. Questions can be directed to Louise Caldwell-Edmonds at (859)425-2804 or louisec@lexingtonky. gov.
Thursday April 4
Wild Ones – Lexington, KY meeting, 6:30 pm, St. Michael’s Church.
Friday April 5
The Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show, April 5 through April 7, Lexington Convention Center.
Saturday April 6
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, 8:30 am to 4 pm, 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.
Thursday April 11
Build your own Succulent Wreath, 6 pm, Wilson Nurseries (on Palumbo).
Building Institute of Central KY Graduation Ceremony, 6 pm, St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Saturday April 13
Reforest the Bluegrass, 9 am, Masterson Station Park.
Saturday April 20
Plan your summer garden, 10 am, Central Library.
Basic Care for Houseplants, 1 pm, The Arboretum
This article also appears on page 17 of the April 2019 print edition of Ace Weekly.
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