By: Ashley Bryant-Cheney, Program Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator, Bluegrass Greesnsource

From Saturday April 14th to Friday April 27th, over 1,050 volunteers came together around Earth Day to participate in 20 community-led litter pick-ups throughout Central Kentucky. Community members came together to clean-up and build community pride in the Bluegrass. Event participants received t-shirts, gloves, trash bags, and litter grabbers, and took to their downtown storefronts, roadsides, parks, and other public spaces to help beautify their community and protect local water quality. Through these community efforts, volunteers throughout the Commonwealth collected approximately 9 tons of trash this year! WOW!

Check out the story map from this year’s event here. 

Thank you to all the volunteers and to this year’s sponsors. Main Street Clean Sweep was presented by Commonwealth Credit Union and in partnership with Betchel Parsons, PNC Bank, Republic Services, and Valvoline.

Participants in Cynthiana