Volunteers being called “super-heroes” will be armed with maps, gloves and rakes to clean up, sort and recycle in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District tomorrow, March 6. The cleanup is just one of many Great Las Vegas Cleanup events planned around the city.
The cleanups are being done in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup promoted by Keep America Beautiful. From March 1 through May 31, an estimated three million volunteers and attendees will clean, beautify and improve more than 32,000 communities across the nation.
Las Vegas cleanups will be scheduled at various locations throughout the city on the following dates:
- Arts District Cleanup: Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to noon; 9:30 a.m. check-in at 107 E. Charleston Blvd.
- Saturday, March 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. at 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church volunteers will conduct a community beautification to paint red curbs and fire hydrants.
- Tule Springs Cleanup: Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 8 a.m. check-in at the corner of Decatur Boulevard and Iron Mt. Road.
- Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Vegas Heights Community at the corner of Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards.
Other city communities are encouraged to initiate cleanups in their area. For more information please call 229-2330.
Las Vegas is in the certification process to join Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Being an official affiliate of KAB will open the door to grants and resources that will help Las Vegas in the quest to be a truly sustainable, world-class city.
A consortium with representatives from the city of Las Vegas, Republic Services, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Recycling Program, Don’t Trash Nevada, Nevada Conservation League, Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Bank of Nevada, the Nevada Banker’s Collaborative, and the Nevada Department of Transportation have come together to establish Keep Las Vegas Beautiful (KLVB), a local affiliate of KAB. KLVB will promote a collaborative movement by educating and engaging residents to achieve a clean and sustainable community.
The Las Vegas chapter will benefit from the established KAB framework for community education and hands-on stewardship that reduces litter and waste and promotes grassroots volunteerism, to make sustainable improvement. More than 580 cities, towns, counties and states and international communities are implementing the Keep America Beautiful System as certified affiliates of KAB.
The city of Las Vegas is committed to sustainability and livability in our community. Visit the city’s Web site at www.lasvegasnevada.gov to learn about what is being accomplished.