Keep Harnett Beautiful Announces Countywide Spring Litter Sweep

Volunteers needed for trash cleanup from April 10 to 23

Members of the Diamond Dreams youth baseball team pick up litter during a Keep Harnett Beautiful litter sweep.

Volunteers throughout Harnett County are needed to help clean up trash along the roads between April 10 and April 23 for the annual Keep Harnett Beautiful Spring trash sweep.

The 2022 Keep Harnett Beautiful Spring Litter Sweep was coordinated to address the growing concern of litter along Harnett County roadways and encourage community participation to help beautify Harnett County.

Keep Harnett Beautiful is encouraging households and groups to coordinate cleanups along a route of their choosing from April 10-23.

To sign up as a volunteer for the Fall Trash Sweep, register online at https://www.harnett.org/waste/keep-harnett-beautiful.asp

Volunteers of all ages and community organizations who sign up for this beautification effort will receive safety vests, gloves, pick-up sticks and trash bags. Registered volunteers will be contacted via the email provided in their registration form to coordinate the distribution and return of waste cleanup supplies. Volunteers must register by April 8 to receive supplies. Volunteers will also be asked to fill out a volunteer report form at the end of their cleanup.

During the Spring Litter Sweep, Keep Harnett Beautiful will hold three litter contests. These include: the volunteer group that picks up the most bags of trash; the volunteer who finds the most unique waste; and the most unique team name; while doing volunteer work. One winner will be chosen for each contest to receive a prize.

To enter the contest, post your photo on Facebook using the hashtag #KHBLitter22 and tag the Keep Harnett Beautiful Facebook page: www.facebook.com/keepharnettbeautiful. People who don’t have Facebook can still enter contests by uploading your photos to the report form or emailing photos to [email protected]

“Our Keep Harnett Beautiful team is thrilled to be coordinating another litter sweep this spring,” said Morgan Pope, Keep Harnett Beautiful Coordinator. “We have received such great support over the past few years and we want to continue to mobilize our citizens to help us solve our waste problem. Beautifying roads throughout the county will continue to be a team effort, and we want to provide opportunities that make volunteering fun! »

Keep Harnett Beautiful will also host a virtual educational program for elementary school students on the Keep Harnett Beautiful Facebook page. The program will explore a watershed and visualize how everything people do, including waste, has a consequence not only for us but also for communities downstream.

Students will observe as staff perform a live watershed demonstration, then create their own watershed model to see first-hand the movement of trash and other debris as it moves through local water sources, causing contamination and impact on ecosystems.

More information about this virtual program will be posted on the Keep Harnett Beautiful Facebook page at www.facebook.com/keepharnettbeautiful.

Keep Harnett Beautiful is an initiative of the Harnett County government, the towns of Angier, Coats, Erwin and Lillington, the town of Dunn, Campbell University, Central Carolina Community College, schools in County of Harnett and various community partners, which engages the community in responsible solutions. for a clean and beautiful environment and promotes community awareness, public education, waste reduction, waste reduction and recycling.

For more information about Keep Harnett Beautiful, visit https://www.harnett.org/waste/keep-harnett-beautiful.asp or contact the Harnett County Soil and Water Conservation District at 910- 893-7584 or [email protected]

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