Volunteers needed for Community Cleanup

Wed, 04/06/2022 - 09:30

Volunteers are needed for a Community Cleanup event on Saturday, April 9 at 8 am. Hosted by Council Vice President Kim Herbstritt and Vice-Mayor John Hill, the cleanup will take place in three locations. Gloves, pickers, and bags will be provided.

“Keeping Winchester beautiful takes all of us,” Kim stated. “Snow plowing and wind can cause a lot of unintended litter in public and natural spaces. This event can’t capture it all, but it’s a start, and we hope you can join us.”

April 9, 2022 Locations:

  1. Shawnee Springs Preserve (meet at the entrance to the preserve behind Mt. Carmel Church off S. Pleasant Valley Road)
  2. Friendship Park (627 N. Pleasant Valley Road)
  3. N. Cameron Street (meet at the parking lot near the Rescue Mission)

“If you’re unable to attend the cleanup this Saturday, we encourage you help in other ways, such as always putting trash where it belongs and picking up litter on your property or while out and about in the city,” John added.

The cleanup event on April 9th is also a kickoff to a new City cleanup program to be held regularly throughout the year. Every other month, the City will host a new location to be cleaned and solicit for community volunteers to help. More information coming soon.