(LANSING) — Mayor Andy Schor today announced the City of Lansing’s Spring Cleanup initiative and upcoming cleanup events around the city. The Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement will work with volunteer groups to provide supplies to residents interested in holding a small-scale cleanup. These small cleanups will lead up to LOVE (Local Organization and Volunteer Excellence) Lansing Weekend, May 15-16, 2021.
As a part of LOVE Lansing Weekend, 300 Neighborhoods in Bloom Kits will be delivered to neighborhoods who applied across the city. There will also be a number of large-scale cleanups including the Old Town Commercial Association and the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s Adopt-A-River event.
“Lansing residents are ready to get out and clean up our city. We are happy to partner with volunteers to host cleanups over the next month throughout the city, leading up to LOVE Lansing Weekend,” said Mayor Schor. “I appreciate all of the volunteers who are willing to step up and participate. The City of Lansing is our home and it’s important that we can take pride in our city.”
The small-scale cleanup kits will include: SERVE Lansing t-shirts for volunteers, two rolls of trash bags for every five volunteers, work gloves, and yard waste bags. Residents are encouraged to apply to hold a cleanup in their neighborhood, on a commercial corridor or in a park. To apply for a cleanup kit, visit: lansingmi.gov/cleanupkits.
Other upcoming cleanup events happening around the City of Lansing include the following:
#PickUpLansing — Movement
Two City of Lansing residents host this bi-weekly cleanup event where residents meet to walk while collecting litter and other trash along the way.
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the parking lot of Stober's Bar at 12:00 p.m.
More information: https://bit.ly/3ejRg3P.
Annual Capital City Clean Sweep: Downtown Lansing Inc.
Businesses and volunteers will work together to clean up around the City of Lansing. Volunteers should bring their own gloves, clippers, bags and trash grabbers if possible.
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
More information/sign-up: https://bit.ly/3dw1PBL.
I Love My City Event: Love My City — Lansing!
Volunteers are welcome to enjoy breakfast and a day full of activities, including cleanups, for the I Love My City event. Participants are responsible for their own lunch.
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The takeout breakfast for those signed up is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A full schedule of events can be found on Love My City's website.
More Information/sign-up: https://bit.ly/3grqKIO.
Adopt a River 2021: Lansing Board of Water & Light
Help BWL clean up the City of Lansing's local rivers! Bring your own gloves. For safety reasons, masks are required, maximum group sizes are 10 people, no day of registration, no lunch or environmental fair. A complementary water bottle will be provided. Pre-registration is required for participation.
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/2RLXfa5.