Great American Cleanup - 2022
Local Volunteers Take Action to Clean, Restore, and Renew Conway at the 2022 Great American Cleanup
Following Local Health Guidelines, Annual Great American Cleanup Slated to Resume Saturday May 14, 2022 in Conway, SC
Keep Conway Beautiful, which seeks a clean, green, and more beautiful Conway, today announced its local Great American Cleanup® will resume with a community cleanup day on May 14, 2022 from 8 am - 12 pm at Conway Sports and Fitness Center.
Sign up and get a free t-shirt (while supplies last), litter pickup gear, and cleanup location specifics starting at 8 am under the shelter by the Ladybug Park at the Conway Sports and Fitness Center. Lunch will be provided following the cleanup.
“I’m excited to see the impact Keep Conway Beautiful has on the city,” said Nevada Mileur, Conway’s Litter Control Coordinator. “I’m looking forward to providing opportunities to make Conway more beautiful, as well as working with the community!”
The Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program which normally runs during the spring months (March 19-June 20), will now be conducted through Oct. 18. The program was suspended because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as government and public health officials called on the public to avoid large gatherings and events to prevent the spread of the virus.
“At Keep America Beautiful, we have always believed that everyone has a right to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community – and this remains true in the face of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “The Great American Cleanup is a great time to encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to work together to transform Conway’s public spaces into beautiful places. This year, however, we must do so responsibly and with the utmost care for the health and safety of our volunteers.”
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. Keep Conway Beautiful, along with other organizations in the Keep America Beautiful national network of more than 650 community-based affiliates, plan volunteer events and education programs that help to remove litter and debris from roadways, storm drains and public spaces; reduce waste and improve recycling; and plant trees, flowers and community gardens.
Here is a snapshot of Keep Conway Beautiful’s cleanup events taking place throughout the year:
- America Recycles Day: We encourage recycling every day, but especially on America Recycles Day November 15, 2022.
- Trash Dash: Conway will host its first plogging (jogging and litter pick up) Date and location TBD.
- Adopt A Street: Throughout the year, you can commit to beautifying our city through pickup events hosted by you and your organization. Pick a street, clean up each season, and see a cleaner, greener Conway. See our Facebook page Keep Conway Beautiful for more details.
In 2022, Keep Conway Beautiful strives to achieve the following:
- Remove litter and debris for safer, cleaner communities;
- Clean streets, highways, trails, waterways, and shorelines;
- Clean and renew parks, public lands, and wetlands; and
- Planted trees to strengthen our community’s green infrastructure.
National Sponsors for the 2020 Great American Cleanup include: Altria, Better Natured™, Diageo, Dow, The Glad Products Company, Igloo®, Niagara Bottling, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company.
About Keep Conway Beautiful
Keep Conway Beautiful was officially certified as an Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful on October 29, 2020. Our goal is to motivate, educate, and empower the citizens of Conway to keep our historic town beautiful. Join us on Facebook.
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 650 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. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.