Beautiful weather and Earth Day enthusiasm were just two factors in yesterday’s cleanup of Camanche Avenue drawing our largest volunteer turnout so far this year.
A total of 18 Up to Earthlings of all ages came together to pick up litter from one of the most-traveled roads in Clinton after a Facebook poll indicated that Highway 30 needed some TLC. Some from just down the road, some from out of town, some veterans, some newbies… did I mention that 3-year-old Gibson has graciously lent us his incredible trash spotting skills five times?! What a rock star!! Up to Earth is immensely grateful to all the rock stars who come out to help at any of our events, and the planet appreciates you too!
We also get the warm fuzzies when we receive support from local businesses who offer their resources to assist in our efforts. Old Town Family Restaurant let us set up camp in their parking lot during the Camanche Avenue cleanup and hooked us up with a great deal on some grub after we were done! The food hit the spot and the service was amazing – just what we needed after spending the afternoon working up an appetite in the sun.
With 7 cleanups already under our belts in 2017 and 19 more on the schedule, we are very excited to make our communities greener for the third year in a row. Up to Earth will be hosting local cleanup events most weekends from now through the summer, usually on Sundays.
Our next scheduled event is on Sunday, April 30th from 3pm – 6pm at the south Clinton boat docks, another area indicated as needing attention by the Facebook poll. You can find more details, ask questions, or RSVP to this cleanup here or take a look at our other upcoming events on our Facebook events page.
We hope to continue to see both new and familiar faces out there making a difference for our neighborhoods and environment this year! Mother Earth provides us with the basics we need to survive, and it’s up to us to maintain those gifts to ensure a happy, clean, and safe future for generations to come!