Typically we assemble hundreds of volunteers at over 25 sites to pick up tons of trash, plant flowers and trees, spread mulch, paint, and more on just one Saturday morning in April. In 2020 we restructured the event to allow for more flexibility for volunteer groups, to choose their date and keep gatherings small. We are keeping this plan for 2021!

Site leaders can choose to hold their events on one of the following Saturdays: 

April 24, May 29, Sept 18, and Oct 23. 

We will provide trash bags, gloves, grabbers, trash bag removal, tools, hand sanitizer and disinfectants, snacks, a giveaway for every volunteer, and guidance on best practices for maintaining small groups, social distancing, and keeping everyone safe and healthy at each site. 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 2021

Ready to lead a site? Register now! 

After you register your site you can apply for the $250 grant here. 

Want to join a site? Register now for any site listed below!

Sites Registered for Saturday, April 24 9a-12p: 

Austinburg Neighborhood Tree Planting - meet at 6th District Elementary

Austinburg Gateway Garden Maintenance & Cleanup - meet at 15th & Maryland

Community Montessori Jr. High Cleanup (10a-2p) - meet at the school

Mainstrasse Neighborhood Cleanup & Flower Pot Planting - meet at 832 Main Street

Monte Casino Neighborhood Cleanup & Landscaping - meet at Janes Lane & Benton Road

Mutter Gottes Neighborhood Cleanup & Brush Removal - meet at 6th & Craig

Old Seminary Square Neighborhood Cleanup & Park Improvements - meet at Annie Hargraves Park

Peaselburg Neighborhood Cleanup & Flower Planting - meet at Glenn O Swing Elementary

South Covington Cleanup - meet at Hands Pike Park playground parking lot

The Carnegie Landscaping Maintenance & Cleanup - meet at The Carnegie

Sites Registered for Saturday, May 29 9a-12p: 

Helentown Neighborhood Cleanup

Redden Gardens Green Alley 

We will update this website with additional project dates and locations as they are registered. 

Have questions? Contact Shannon Ratterman: shannon@greatneighborhoods.org or (859) 866-7524.




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