Leesburg – Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is inviting volunteers to participate in a community cleanup from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, at Bassville Park, located at New Life Covenant Church, 33741 S. Haines Creek Rd. in Leesburg. All volunteers can preregister online at www.lakecountyfl.gov/KLB to participate in this event or register at the event. Volunteer check in begins promptly at 8 a.m.
KLB will provide safety vests, trash bags, gloves and water to those helping to clean the community. Volunteers must be 16 or older or be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to wear proper attire as well as sunscreen and insect repellent.
Compliance with CDC guidelines is encouraged to participate in the community cleanup. It is encouraged for all volunteers to complete pre-event health monitoring, and volunteers should stay home if they have any symptoms of illness.
This event will also include bulk item drop-off for residents, with no sign-up required, at the same location from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Residents are encouraged to clean their homes and yards and dispose of excess trash, passenger car tires and any items that could hold water and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus. In addition, Lake County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be onsite to accept household hazardous waste including paint, fuel and more. For those residents dropping off items, social distancing and face coverings are encouraged while unloading your vehicle if working with event staff to unload your items.
Since its launch, KLB has partnered with or hosted more than two dozen projects including community and waterway cleanups, roadside litter pickups, neighborhood and school beautification events, tree plantings, and household hazardous waste collection events. KLB also encourages residents to use the county’s Litter Reporter website at http://gis.lakecountyfl.gov/crowdsource/ to help pinpoint areas in need of a cleanup. The Litter Reporter is viewable on mobile devices and desktop computers, letting users submit data about a particular area as well as attach corresponding photos. Keep Lake Beautiful will monitor submissions and propose cleanup efforts and community events as needed.
For more information, to register as a volunteer for this event or to become a sponsor of future events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/KLB or call 352-253-1660.