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North Port joins Great American Cleanup!

The City of North Port will be taking part in the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 16, 2016. City employees along with local residents will join forces to help keep our community beautiful!

The Great American Cleanup (GAC) is the country's largest community improvement program that kicks off in more than 20,000 communities each spring. This national program engages 4 million volunteers who take action in their communities to create positive change and lasting impact. This year's Great American Cleanup in North Port will focus on two main types of areas:

• Our local school bus stops
• Creeks located under I-75

You're invited to join the mission too! Residents interested in attending the Cleanup should meet at North Port City Hall (4970 City Hall Boulevard) at 8 a.m. on April 16. The cleanup effort is anticipated to take place from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Great American Cleanup is part of Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB), a county-wide beautification program that initiates community cleanup projects to help keep our community free of debris. The organization is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., a national, non-profit, public education organization dedicated to improving waste handling practices in American communities.

Locally, our mission is “to enhance and promote public interest and participation in the general improvement of the environment throughout Sarasota County” which is done through education, cleanup programs, recycling and other methods of reducing solid waste.

If you or someone you know would like to help out by volunteering for the Great American Cleanup, please contact North Port Parks and Recreation at 941-429-PARK (7275) or the Department of Public Works at 941-240-8050.