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Today’s Citywide Cleanup was hugely successful.
We had a turnout of approximately 400 volunteers.

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We’ll be counting up the number of bags of litter that were gathered, but consider this – each person was encouraged to pick up at least two bags.

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Many, many individuals went above and beyond, sometimes hauling in 4, 6, even 9 bags at a shot. Some groups brought in 15 to 25 bags over the four hour period. Truckloads!

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Teams from churches, girl scouts, boy scouts, learn and serve, and businesses descended on neighborhoods long in need of attention.

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Union Street, Park Street, Cleveland Avenue, and playgrounds around the whole of Amsterdam were just a few of the sites that were reclaimed.

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Many commented that they went around the City to places they had intended to clean, only to find they were already cleared.

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I am humbled by the
participation of all of these proud, committed, enthusiastic volunteers that have decided to take back their City. We’re going to do this again. Stay tuned for more. It’s what “small city. big heart.” is all about.

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