Get Involved: Main Street Clean Sweep projects continue this week

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UPDATE POSTED 11:15 A.M. SEPT. 16, 2020

ACROSS THE REGION (WTVQ) – Main Street Clean Sweep is a one-day, community-led litter clean up in participating cities and towns throughout Central Kentucky.

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Community members gather to pick up and dispose of litter in their communities.

This event is always widely attended, encourages community engagement, pride in place, and beautifies the downtown areas of the cities and towns involved, which boosts support for local businesses.

Clean ups are held rain or shine.

Social distancing will be enforced at all cleanups to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We will provide gloves, trash bags, and hand sanitizer. Masks are required, and parties must stay six feet apart from each other.

2020 CLEAN UP EVENTS

Cynthiana – Sept. 16th, 5:00-7:00 pm, Harrison Co. Courthouse, 111 S. Main St.

Danville – Sept. 20th, 1:00-4:00 pm, Michael Smith Park, 582 S. Second St.

Frankfort – Sept. 17th, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Canoe Kentucky, 7323 Peaks Mill Rd.

Georgetown – Sept. 19th, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Commonwealth Credit Union, 108 Lawson Dr.

Harrodsburg – Sept. 17th, 1:00-3:00 pm, Lions Community Center, 450 E. Factory St.

Irvine – Sept. 17th (rain date Sept. 18th), 11:00 am-1:00 pm, County Judge Executive Office, 130 Main St.

Lancaster – Sept. 18th, 10:00-2:00 pm, State Farm Insurance, 245 Lexington St.

Lawrenceburg – Sept. 16th, 3:30-5:30 pm, First Baptist Church, 111 N. Main St.

Lexington – Sept. 19th, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Coldstream Park, 1850 Pisacano Dr.

Lexington – Sept. 19th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Coolavin Park, 550 W. 6th St.

Shelbyville – Sept. 19th, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Commonwealth Credit Union, 600 Boone Station Rd.

Winchester – Sept. 17th, 11:00 am, Winchester City Hall, 32 Wall St.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED SEPT. 10, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Bluegrass Greensource is hosting its seventh annual Main Street Clean Sweep, partnering with community coordinators during the month of September to host litter cleanup events throughout 16 communities.

Last year’s Main Street Clean Sweep event resulted in more than 1,000 volunteers picking up 150,000 bags of trash. This year’s event was rescheduled from the spring and will be focused around National Cleanup Day, September 19.

Bluegrass Greensource is working with the partner communities and sponsors to ensure that all COVID-19 related safety measures are in place for each cleanup.

“Main Street Clean Sweep is a great opportunity for families and individuals to come together and help our local environment,” says Amy Sohner, executive director of Bluegrass Greensource. “Being outside, and part of a socially distanced large, regional event will help us all feel empowered in a way that we haven’t been able to since the pandemic started.”

Clean ups are scheduled throughout the central Kentucky area.

For more information and to find a Main Street Clean Sweep event, go to www.bggreensource.org/mscs  for a list of participating communities as well as event details.

Main Street Clean Sweep is presented by Commonwealth Credit Union, in partnership with Ale-8-One, PNC, Republic Services, Community Trust Bank and Bechtel Parsons.

Community sponsors include Estill County Fiscal Court, Garrard County Fiscal Court, Lincoln County Fiscal Court, Georgetown- Scott County Tourism, City of Mt. Sterling, City of Lawrenceburg, Mike’s Hike and Bike, Apollo Pizza and 10th Planet

Bluegrass Greensource is an environmental non-profit organization that has offered resources and educational information to 19 Central Kentucky counties since 2001.

Greensource provides outreach to over 230 schools, 600 community groups, businesses, local governments and private citizens throughout Central Kentucky. Encouraging small, every day changes that make a big difference, they foster positive environmental and economic impact throughout the region. For information visit www.bgGreensource.org.