Local Volunteers Take Action to Clean, Restore and Renew Yellowstone County at Great American Cleanup
- Billings Community Center
- 360 N. 23rd St. , Billings , MT 59103 United States
Billings, April 8, 2019 – Bright n’ Beautiful, which seeks a clean, green and more beautiful Yellowstone County, announced today the kickoff of their annual Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup. The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program.
Each year, the Great American Cleanup engages millions of volunteers and participants who take action in their local communities to create positive change and lasting impact. Bright n’ Beautiful, along with other organizations in Keep America Beautiful’s national network of more than 600 community-based affiliates, plan volunteer events that help to remove litter and debris and reduce waste and improve recycling efforts.
“The Great American Cleanup is a great community event for a great community,” said Joanie Tooley, Executive Director of Bright n’ Beautiful. “Businesses, church groups, service clubs, and families get outside in the fresh air and pitch in together to make our part of Montana even brighter and more beautiful. After a long hard winter, it’s a feel-good experience for all of us.”
“Working with Bright n’ Beautiful, we can help advance environmentally and economically healthier communities, while making the important connection between people and their places,” said Helen Lowman, President and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “The Great American Cleanup is a great time to encourage your friends and neighbors to work together to turn Yellowstone County’s public spaces into beautiful places.”
Here is a snapshot of Great American Cleanup events taking place in Yellowstone County:
April 27, Billings Great American Cleanup. Headquarters is Billings Community Center, 360 N. 23rd St. Teams of neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers check-in to pick up supplies (safety vests, latex gloves, pickers, free litter bags, bottled water) Doors open at 8:30 am. Teams disperse to clean up their neighborhoods, workplaces, parks, school grounds, Billings landmarks, stretches of road, and city alleys from 9am to 1pm then come back to
Community Center to deposit filled bags in large City dumpsters in the parking lot across the street. Come inside to return gear and enjoy a free Great American Brown Bag Lunch with neighbors. Pre-registration recommended so we have enough supplies: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 406-248-6617.
April 27, Shepherd Cleanup Check-in at Shepherd Community Center starting 8 am. Free community chili lunch after Cleanup. Call 406-947-5750 for info.
April 27, Huntley ‘Enough is Enough, Let’s Clean It Up’ Fun Highway Cleanup followed by free community cook-out and music celebration. Meet up at Barkemeyer Park 9 am. Call 406-698-7685 for information.
May 4, Laurel Community Cleanup. Meet at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 707 W. 3rd St. Cleanup all-day from 8am-5pm. Free lunch. Call 406-628-8037
May 4, Worden Cleanup Meet downtown at 8 am and head out to clean up around town. Free lunch with your neighbors. Call 406-647-5575 to volunteer.
About Bright n’ Beautiful Bright n’ Beautiful, proud affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is a nonprofit organization in Yellowstone County that strives to maintain a clean community through volunteer programs such as Great American Cleanup, Adopt-a-Spot, Christmas Tree Recycling, and beautification and recycling projects. We partner with organizations throughout the county to end littering, promote recycling and beautify the communities we serve.
About Keep America Beautiful Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Please visit www.kab.org.