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Join 'Clean UP Grand Island 2022'

Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am

Submitted by the Grand Island Rotary Club

Earth Day is Friday, April 22.

The following day, “Clean UP Grand Island 2022” takes place. Individuals, civic groups, local agencies, businesses and environmentally minded residents are invited to participate in the third annual “Clean UP Grand Island.” The event is Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. until noon.

“Clean UP Grand Island 2022” is organized by The Town of Grand Island, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Island Rotary Club and Niagara River Greenway.

We are also announcing a new logo selected from submissions from Grand Island High School. The final logo was created by Anna Hammond. Anna is a senior in our sports and entertainment management class.

To get involved:

√ Register yourself as an individual, or as a site captain, and include all participants from your group. Visit our event page on Eventbrite. This registration link is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-up-grand-island-2022-tickets-302352172487.

√ A few days prior to the “Clean UP” day, you will receive an email with your site location. If you have a site request, please email [email protected].

√ If you have questions, email [email protected].  

√ In all, there are 29 targeted locations that encompass over 50 miles of roadside, tree-lined, open space and other areas for debris removal.

Meet in the parking lot at Town Hall (2255 Baseline Road) between 8-9 a.m. to receive garbage bags and get additional clean up location assignments information, if needed – unless your site captain has provided other instructions.

When finished cleaning your assigned area, bring your bags and debris back to the Casella Waste System’s Dumpster located in the Town Hall parking lot. We want to get a total weight for measuring our impact to the “Clean UP.”

The event day contact people are Eric Fiebelkorn at 716-319-7292 (mobile) and Dick Crawford at 716-818-6992 (mobile).

Underage volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to stay hydrated and to wear proper attire (gloves, work/rain boots) and insect repellent. Additionally, groups wishing to work along heavily trafficked roads should speak with Crawford to be aware of regulations and required safety practices.

This year, the whole Island “Clean UP” is registered for recognition by The Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup. This initiative has grown to include all five of the Great Lakes, and streams and waterways feeding them in both the U.S. and Canada. It grew out of our own Rotary District 7090. The goal is to make this the single largest clean up event ever planned, and coinciding with Earth Day 2022.

Share your clean up photos on social media and to [email protected], if you are OK with your photos being shared to showcase this wonderful community event.

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