Contact: Tina DeClue
The City of Columbia's Volunteer Programs reports that more than 1,550 volunteers representing 115 groups have registered to participate in this Saturday's Cleanup Columbia event. This is the eighteenth annual city-wide trash pickup event.
Volunteers will be along Columbia streets and trails, in our streams and in our parks Saturday morning picking up litter. Following trash pickup, volunteers are invited to a picnic lunch at noon sponsored by APAC-Missouri, Inc. at Twin Lakes Recreation Area to celebrate their efforts. Each group sets their own start time for cleanup.
There is still time for residents to get involved by volunteering. Those interested in participating can identify a cleanup location and pick up supplies on Wednesday at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway from 3 - 6 p.m., on Thursday at the Grissum Building, 1313 Lakeview from 3 - 6 p.m.. or at Rock Quarry Park, 2002 Grindstone Parkway on Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or Saturday from 7:30-9:00 a.m.
The public is encouraged to use caution while driving in Columbia on Saturday morning as volunteers may be working near roadways.
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 Sonshine Graphics. Columbia Public Works, Columbia Parks & Recreation, Central Missouri Community Action and the Golden K Kiwanis Club also provide in-kind support.
To learn more about Cleanup Columbia, contact Volunteer Programs at 874-7499 or visit the city's website at www.GoColumbiaMo.com.