LONGMONT — The city needs your help in cleaning up Longmont.
This weekend marks the start of the city’s annual Clean-up Green-up trash and litter collection efforts.
Volunteers are invited to attend the kickoff event Saturday at Izaak Walton Clubhouse at 18 S. Sunset St., and for cleanups all month long.
Each year, volunteers fan out into the city’s streets, alleys and parks to pick up trash and clean up graffiti.
Last year volunteers cleaned up 348 35-gallon trash bags worth of garbage.
“By working together, we can see to it that trash is picked up, and mounds of debris are properly disposed of,” said Lore Blattner, who runs the campaign for the city. “You can sit back and say to yourself, ‘Gosh, I had a hand in making this city a great place for all of us to live in.”
The kickoff runs from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., and participants will receive free coffee, juice and donuts.
Other events during the cleanup effort include a large-item stop-and-drop at the Longmont Public Works headquarters, 375 Airport Road, and an Arbor Day celebration April 30 at Thompson Park.
For more information about the city’s Clean-Up Green-Up efforts in April, call Lore Blattner at 303-651-8446.