Help give the Pikes Peak Region A Spring Cleaning
The Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup is Saturday, April 22, starting at 9:00 a.m. at 22 locations across El Paso County from Falcon to Fountain, from Manitou Springs to Monument and from Calhan to downtown Colorado Springs.
In conjunction with Earth Day, The Great American Cleanup is designed to aesthetically improve our environment, creating cleaner parks, streetscapes and public spaces. Every year, more than 60 million pounds of litter and debris are collected by millions volunteers throughout the country. Last year in El Paso County, more than 700 volunteers collected 1,130 bags of trash.
In previous years, El Paso County volunteers have participated in Tackle The Trash to cleanup local recreational areas. The County joined efforts in 2016 with the City of Colorado Springs and others to unify efforts with the national Great American Cleanup campaign to make a bigger impact.
Please visit the Great American Cleanup – Pikes Peak Partners website for more information www.gacppp.com.
Participants can register at Eventbrite and select the location they want to clean.
Trash bags and safety vests will be provided. Please dress appropriately, bring sunscreen and gloves, and wear closed toe shoes. Participants are encouraged to bring your own refillable water bottles. Participants under 16 must be supervised. All participants will have to sign a liability waiver form.
The Great American Cleanup / Pikes Peak Partners is a coalition consisting of El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, the City of Fountain, Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful, the City of Manitou Springs, the Town of Monument and numerous interest groups, clubs and homeowners associations.
The Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup is one of many community activities in El Paso County during the month of April, which is National County Government Month.
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239