PHOTO #1: Residents gather cleaning supplies July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park at the start of a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.
PHOTO #2: Residents pick up trash July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park during a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.
PHOTO #3: Residents pose for a photo July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park after a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.
Student groups, local businesses, congregations and interested individuals who’d like to be a part of cleaning up their community are invited to attend the Fall Sweep, Keep Victoria Beautiful’s first citywide cleanup, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sept. 25.
“We want this to be our biggest cleanup yet,” said Christy Youker, City of Victoria environmental and beautification coordinator. “Regardless of your group size, and even if you don’t have a group, we encourage you to come out and make a difference.”
To register for the event, visit www.victoriatx.gov/kvb. Volunteers will meet at the Target parking lot, 7608 Zac Lentz Parkway, and other locations that will be determined based on the number of registrations.
KVB will provide donuts and cleaning supplies, including safety vests.
Youker hopes that hosting a cleanup across Victoria will bring residents together and spark interest in the cleanups that KVB hosts year-round.
“We’re trying to cultivate a sense of pride and empower residents to take responsibility for their community,” Youker said.
Residents can visit www.victoriatx.gov/kvb to request assistance with organizing a cleanup at a specific time and place (KVB Clean Sweep), ask to be matched with an event (KVB Spruce Up) or sign up for the general volunteer list to be notified of future cleanups.
For more information about KVB and the Fall Sweep, contact Environmental Services at 361-485-3230 or email Youker at firstname.lastname@example.org.