Contact: Leigh Britt
Neighborhood Services Manager
(573) 874-7504 or volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com
The 17th annual Cleanup Columbia, a citywide trash pickup event organized by the City of Columbia's Volunteer Programs, will be held the morning of Saturday, April 13. Already, nearly 1,150 volunteers from 74 groups have registered to participate.
Volunteers will be along Columbia streets and trails and in streams and parks on April 13 picking up litter. There will also be volunteers removing graffiti from public property in central Columbia. Each group or individual participating selects their own time the morning of the event to conduct their trash pickup.
Following trash pickup, volunteers are invited to a picnic lunch at noon at Twin Lakes Recreation Area sponsored by APAC-Missouri Inc. to celebrate their efforts.
The City's Volunteer Programs invites the public to participate in the event as there are still several locations that are unassigned. Residents may register online at www.GoColumbiaMo.com or by calling 874-7499. The city provides bags and gloves for volunteers and will pick up the filled trash bags. The city is also asking residents to report locations that are in special need of trash pickup.
Cleanup Columbia is sponsored by APAC-Missouri Inc., 102.3 BXR, KFRU AM 1400, KOMU TV 8, the Mid-Missouri CW, the Columbia Daily Tribune, CenturyLink and the Sierra Club. Columbia Public Works, Columbia Parks & Recreation and the Golden K Kiwanis Club also provide in-kind support.