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The Great American Cleanup (GAC) is the nation’s largest annual community improvement program that takes place March 1 - May 31.
 
In 2013, 4.5 million Great American Cleanup volunteers worked tirelessly to clean, beautify and improve 21,000 communities across the country. Activities included but were not limited to:

     • Picking up an estimated 40 million pounds of litter and debris
     • Beautifying 81,000 acres of parks and public lands
     • Cleaning 8,400 miles of rivers, lakes and shorelines
     • Planting 105 million bulbs and flowers
     • Removing graffiti from 13,8000 locations and
     • Planting 87,000 trees
 
Join us as we keep Charlotte beautiful by attending one of our six events throughout the city or organizing your own Great American Cleanup event. We are happy to provide trash bags, pickers and safety vests.
 
IMG_7370.jpgProgram suggestions:
   • Host a tree planting party
   • Adopt a city street and participate in the
      Adopt-a-City Street volunteer challenge
   • Clean up a field that has become an  
      illegal dump site
   • Collect recyclable and reusable items on 
      your block
 
The possibilities are endless -- the choice to make a difference is yours. So roll up your sleeves and have fun. Your efforts to improve your community will be a source of pride for everyone.
 
 
For more information, please email kcb@charlottenc.gov or call 704-353-1235.
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