Local Great American Cleanup efforts set for April 28
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) will coordinate local efforts for the Fifth Annual Great American Cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 28.
The Great American Cleanup is a county-wide effort that involves citizens from all villages, municipalities, townships and service organizations in Winnebago County.
Preregistration for the event is required. Volunteers must register by Friday, April 20. Saturday, April 28, volunteers pick up supplies between 8 and 9 a.m., and proceed to their assigned team location to pick up litter. Complimentary water and snacks will be provided for all volunteers.
Organizations, groups or individuals wanting to participate may call KNIB at (815) 637-1343 or go to www.knib.org to register by Friday, April 20.
KNIB Executive Director Lori Gummow said: “Last year, we coordinated over 1,800 volunteers, who gave thousands of hours to clean up their neighborhoods and over 200 miles of county roads and city streets. More than 50 tons of litter was collected.”
Patriots’ Gateway Center, 615 S. Fifth St., Rockford, will serve as the central location for volunteers’ supplies such as gloves, safety vests, trash bags and litter tongs.
Supplies will also be available at the following locations: House of Refuge Church, 1401 W. State St.; Harlem Township Town Hall, 819 Melbourne Ave.; Machesney Park/Loves Park City Hall, 100 Heart Blvd.; Rockton Village Green Park, 149 E. Chapel St.; Roscoe Public Works Building, 5402 Swanson Road; South Beloit Fire Station, 149 Gardner St.; Cherry Valley Township, 4875 Blackhawk Road; New Milford Village Hall, 6771 11th St., Rockford; Durand United Methodist Church, Main and Center; Pecatonica Township, 410 Reed St.; and Winnebago County Highway Department, 424 N. Springfield Ave., Rockford.
Additional supply locations include all Riverside Community Banks in Winnebago County: Perryville Banking Center, 6855 E. Riverside Blvd.; Harrison Banking Center, 2625 Stowmarket Ave.; State Street Banking Center, 4048 E. State St.; and Route 173 Banking Center, 1515 W. Lane Road.
From the April 11-17, 2012, issue
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