For Immediate Release
Date: February 26, 2013
The City of Savannah will kick off the four-month-long Great Savannah Cleanup with a cleanup of the Cuyler-Brownville and Metropolitan neighborhoods this Saturday, March 2. Up to 200 residents from both neighborhoods, along with volunteers from a number of civic organizations and the Savannah Youth Council, will help pick up trash, remove graffiti, weed and mulch trees, and conduct a litter survey to track conditions in the neighborhoods.
The Great Savannah Cleanup Kickoff begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, in Wells Park at 39th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Residents are invited to participate, and drop off old tires at a Tire Roundup being held Saturday as part of the event at 37th Street and MLK. There will be no charge for disposing of old tires, though it is limited to four tires per person. Car tires only please.
The Great Savannah Cleanup runs from March 2 through June 30, and is sponsored by the City of Savannah and Keep Savannah Beautiful in coordination with the Great American Cleanup. During the Great Savannah Cleanup, residents and businesses throughout Savannah are encouraged to help organize their own neighborhood cleanups. If residents provide labor, the City will provide bags and gloves, then collect and dispose of the bags of trash.
To organize a neighborhood cleanup, contact Keep Savannah Beautiful Coordinator Nathaniel Glover at 651-1967.