Registration open for Great American Cleanup

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Online registration is available for both Winnebago and Boone County collection routes for the 27th Annual Great American Cleanup scheduled for April 25.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is offering 21 equipment pickup locations for those who register by April 17.

Same-day registration is available at Patriots’ Gateway Center, 615 S. 5th St. in Rockford.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful coordinates the Great American Cleanup on the regional level as part of the anti-littering campaign Keep America Beautiful started in 1985.

This event has grown into the nation’s single largest volunteer community improvement program.

Individuals and groups are invited to select a specific route or be assigned to a target area.

Complimentary water and snacks are provided by event sponsors.

Cooperating partners and sponsors for this year’s event include Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, 23 WIFR Gray Television Inc., the City of Rockford, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Rock River Environmental Services, The Rock River Times, SwedishAmerican Foundation, and Winnebago County.

Additional support is provided by Advanced Disposal, Burger King, Don Carter Lanes, Frito-Lay, McDonald’s, Patriots’ Gateway Center, Pepsi Cola of Rockford and the Winnebago County Highway and Sheriff’s Departments.

To register for the Great American Cleanup visit knib.org or call Frank Manzullo with Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful at 815-637-1343.

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