For immediate release; April 14, 2023
Contact: Office of the City Manager
352-728-9786 ext. 1100
Volunteers sought for Leesburg community cleanup
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LEESBURG, FL – The city of Leesburg and Keep Lake Beautiful invite residents, church groups, businesses and organizations to join our community and trails cleanup on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 7:00am-11:00am.
The city is hosting two locations this year. The designated sites are Berry Park, 2121 Johns Avenue and John L. Johnson Park, 201 Mills Street. Gloves, safety vests, trash bags and water will be provided to all volunteers. The city’s Solid Waste division will be collecting filled bags and bulk collection trucks will also be running in both neighborhoods. Residents are encouraged to move large items to the curb for pick up.
“We know that access to clean and safe parks and neighborhoods is important for our citizens,” said City Manager Al Minner. “These events are a great way for the city to help residents instill pride in their neighborhoods and encourage them to work together to keep these areas clean and welcoming.”
Volunteers can pre-register online at www.KeepLakeBeautiful.com or at one of the two specified locations. Staff will register, provide equipment and assign volunteers to cleanup areas.
The public is invited to participate and students will be awarded volunteer hours. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 352-435-9442.