Hundreds of volunteers will be working at dozens of site all over Covington! Join us at our spring and fall Great American Cleanup events as we pick up tons of trash, plant flowers and trees, spread mulch, paint, and more. 

This year we will be beautifying Covington on Saturdays April 30th and October 22nd, 9am - noon.

Thanks to generous support from Rumpke, we are able to provide trash bags, gloves, grabbers, trash bag removal, tools, hand sanitizer and disinfectants, snacks, a giveaway for every volunteer. Sites can also apply for up to $250 towards their beautification project.

Win $4000 for your neighborhood!

Whichever neighborhood picks up the most trash will be the recipient of our Perk Up the Neighborhood event! We're committing at least $4000, plus time, tools, and volunteers towards beautifying one neighborhood this year. We'll work with the winning neighborhood on how to use the investment, but the project might include tree plantings, neighborhood flower pots, public art, banners, or something else entirely. So register your GAC event and get your friends, family, and neighbors out to get that litter! 


Great American Cleanup 2022

The following sites are registered for our April 30th event! To join a site, please register at the link below and we will connect you with the site of your choice. 

  • Mutter Gottes Neighborhood (meet at 6th & Craig Street) - trash pickup, brush removal, and flower planting

  • Randolph Park (meet at 9th & Prospect) - working on the urban orchard

  • Mainstrasse Village (meet at 609 Main Street) - cleanup at the promenade and Goebel Park

  • Peaselburg Neighborhood (meet at Glenn O Swing Elementary- trash pickup, garden maintenance, and flower planting

  • City Heights* - trash pickup

  • Barb Cook Park - trash pickup

  • Covington Community Montessori* - trash pickup

  • Covington Classical Academy* - trash pickup

  • Latonia Elementary (meet at the garden behind the school)- weeding and cleaning up the school vegetable garden

  • Austinburg Neighborhood (meet at 15th & Maryland) - maintenance work at the neighborhood pocket gardens

  • Westside Neighborhood (meet at 317 W. Robbins) - trash pickup

  • Wallace Woods Neighborhood (meet at Greenup & Wallace) - trash pickup and garden maintenance

  • Monte Casino Neighborhood (meet at Benton Rd & Janes Lane) - trash pickup on Benton Rd

  • Old Seminary Square Neighborhood (meet at Annie Hargraves Park) - trash pickup and park maintenance

Register here as a volunteer or volunteer group for one of our sites. 

*these sites are not accepting outside volunteers

Have questions? Contact Shannon Ratterman: or (859) 866-7524.

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