Great American Cleanup to be held throughout Pasco 3/11

Pasco County is encouraging NatureCoasters to take part in the 2017 Great American Cleanup.  The annual beautification project will be held throughout Pasco County on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Every year, Pasco County residents join the national tradition of shared community responsibility by picking up litter.  Locally, this event is spearheaded by Keep Pasco Beautiful, an affiliate of the national, nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful.  In Pasco County, volunteers are expected to pick up thousands of pounds of trash from parks and roads.

Two Baillies Bluff Adopt-A-Road group members taking part in the 2016 Great American Cleanup.

Pasco County has been part of the Great American Cleanup since 1992.  During last year’s Great American Cleanup of Pasco County, 484 volunteers picked up 29 tons of trash – equaling 58,000 pounds!

“There are so many people who care about our community and the environment,” said Keep Pasco Beautiful Coordinator Kristen King.  “Many are looking for a way to help, and the Great American Cleanup is the perfect opportunity to do so.”

Teams are registered to take part in the 2017 Great American Cleanup in several areas – including Dade City, Holiday, Moon Lake, Lacoochee, Port Richey and Crystal Springs.  This is a great event for high school students to earn community service hours.

Anyone who would like to participate in the Great American Cleanup can call 727.856.7252 or send an e-mail to: [email protected].

The Great American Cleanup of Pasco County is a collaboration between Keep Pasco Beautiful and The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners.  The mission of Keep Pasco Beautiful is to promote better methods to reduce litter and waste, to recycle, and to landscape and beautify our neighborhoods for the environmental health and economic benefit of Pasco County, Florida.