Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful, which helps build and sustain a clean, green, and more beautiful Pemaquid watershed region, has announced the launch of the 2016 Great American Cleanup.
Entering its 18th year, the Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community-improvement program, occurring in more than 20,000 communities each spring. The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup engages more than 4 million volunteers and participants across the country to take action in their local communities.
Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful, along with other organizations in Keep America Beautiful’s national network of community-based affiliates, is planning volunteer events that help remove litter and debris.
“This is a great opportunity to clean up the roadsides in our communities and recycle the materials found,” said Lynne Gilbert, Keep Pemaquid Peninsula Beautiful Steering Committee member.
This year’s Great American Cleanup theme is “Clean Your Block Party.” Several Great American Cleanup events will take place in the Pemaquid peninsula region in April.
Damariscotta neighborhood litter pickups will happen all month. Throughout April, volunteers can take the opportunity to walk their neighborhoods and pick up the winter’s accumulation of litter and debris. For more information or to find out when a neighborhood cleanup will take place, contact Gilbert at email@example.com.
Bristol’s annual Elmer Tarr Roadside Cleanup will take place Saturday, April 16. Volunteers will meet at the Willing Workers Hall in New Harbor at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Lions John Janell at 563-7502 or Brendon Donegal at 677-2732.
The Patriotic Club of Bremen’s annual spring litter cleanup will take place April 23. Volunteers will assemble at the Bremen Fire House beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Cordelia Goth at 529-2993.