Volunteers needed to ‘CLEanUpCleveland’
City prepares for 2016 Republican National Convention
COLUMBUS (Wednesday, May 18, 2016) – Cleveland is an exciting, vibrant destination for visitors and a source of pride for those who live there. With 1,300 miles of highway, 12 miles of shorefront, 166 parks, and 36 neighborhoods, Cleveland has a lot to offer. Unfortunately, like many cities, litter trashes the landscape.
On June 4th, volunteers from across the city will pick up litter along the highways, in parks, in neighborhoods and on beaches as part of a new event called CLEanUpCleveland!
“All eyes will be on Cleveland in July as the city plays host to the Republican National Convention,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Thousands of journalists and visitors will descend on the city. We will make a very good impression and they will see a truly great city.”
CLEanUpCleveland is a joint effort by the Ohio Department of Transportation, Keep Cleveland Beautiful, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, the City of Cleveland, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Keep Ohio Beautiful.
Sign Up to CLEanUp! Volunteers are still needed. Choose to CLEanUp one the following locations:
- Roadway Cleanup:
- Interstate 90 from East 55th St. to Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (meet at Gordon Park parking lot, 801 East 72nd in Cleveland), 9 a.m. to noon
- Neighborhood Cleanups:
- Brookfield Park on Brookfield Ave. between West 130th and Bellaire Road, 9 a.m. to noon
- Brooklyn City Fire Station at 8400 Memphis Ave. in Brooklyn, 9 a.m. to noon
- Snow Road Picnic Area on Big Creek Pkwy. In Big Creek Reservation, south of Snow Rd., 9 a.m. to noon
- Beach Cleanup:
- Sims Park in Euclid at 23131 Lakeshore Blvd., 10 a.m. to noon
- Park Cleanup (perfect for families with young children)
- Gordon Park, 801 East 55th St., 9 a.m. to noon