Local groups and volunteers to clean up Main Street Saturday

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, April 21, 2022

Bluegrass Greensource needs your help this Earth Week for our eighth annual Main Street Clean Sweep. Throughout the month of April, we will be partnering with local community coordinators to host events throughout 16 communities in the central Kentucky area.

Here in Danville Kentucky, the Heart of Danville, Centre College Bonner Program and CREEC will host a downtown cleanup on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Constitution Square Park from 10:00 am to noon. For more information, please visit www.bggreensource.org.

Litter thrown on the street ends up in storm drains and trashes our environment.  Storm drains often flow directly into streams, lakes, and rivers.  When water becomes polluted, it is no longer safe for drinking or recreation, and this litter harms fish and other wildlife.  Many of the items that are thrown from car windows or dropped on the sidewalk are not biodegradable, which means that their chemical decomposition takes a very long time and that these items will create long-term damage to environment (this is the case with cigarette butts).

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In the past, Bluegrass Greensource has worked with numerous community groups on litter clean ups and helped collect over 150,000 bags of trash and recycle an additional 1,500 tons.

“Earth Month is a great opportunity for communities to come together and help their local environment,” states Amy Sohner, Executive Director of Bluegrass Greensource.

Main street clean sweep is presented in partnership with; Commonwealth Credit Union, Ale-8-One, Lexington Pavement Sweep, PNC, and Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass. With additional community sponsors:

The City of Winchester, Garrard County Fiscal Court, Lincoln County Fiscal Court, Mayor Al Botts – City of Mt. Sterling, and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

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 more information please visit www.bgGreensource.org.