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Organize Your Own Community Clean Up

Organize Your Own Community Clean Up

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  1. Organize Your Own Community Clean Up

  2. Choose a Clean-Up Site • Clean-up sites may include: • City parks • National parks • Rivers and/or streams • Adopt-a-block • Beach • Consider partnering with an environmental organization in the area, this may make coordinating an entire event easier

  3. Volunteers and Resources • Choose an appropriate date • Identify the number of volunteers you will need – consider creating a recruitment goal • Determine needed resources • How will you dispose of trash, recyclables, and organic material that is collected? • Will volunteers need special gloves or tools?

  4. Sharing the Details • What will your volunteers need to know? • How this benefits the community • Date (alternative date in case of inclement weather • Time event starts (as well as length of event) • Location and directions • Registration information • Appropriate clothing • Contact person for questions • Refreshment offerings if available

  5. Informing the Public • Identify which community or communities you are targeting • Create one-pagers and/or brochures to be left at grocery stores, gas stations, local businesses, etc. • Create a website of Facebook page that includes all event details

  6. During Your Event • Remember to take photos of the event • Be sure to let folks know if this is going to be an annual event • Acknowledge anyone who may have donated items such as food or supplies

  7. Additional Resources • Organizations such as the National Job Corps will help organize and support your local clean up project. • General questions: Sarah McGowan 703-519-6430 x434 or smcgowan@njcaweb.org