Keep Covington Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Great American Cleanup

COVINGTON, KY - Keep Covington Beautiful is preparing for the Great American Cleanup, Covington’s largest annual volunteer day of service, taking place on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Sponsored by Rumpke, each year the Great American Cleanup attracts nearly 1,000 volunteers working at more than 30 project sites across Covington. In 2016, volunteers picked up three tons of trash, planted 77 trees, and spread 15 truckloads of mulch in an effort to clean and beautify the city.  

Keep Covington Beautiful is currently seeking team leaders and volunteers to tackle beautification projects in Covington’s 19 neighborhoods ranging from street cleanup, tree well mulching, debris/tire removal to spring planting. 

All materials are provided to the sites, volunteers will receive a t-shirt and are invited for a lunch and after party at Goebel Park to celebrate their hard work. To register for the event, please sign up by clicking here.

The Center for Great Neighborhoods will be collecting gently used garden and home improvement tools, during the after party. The tools will be used for an upcoming tool-lending program The Center, the Kenton County Library, and Wolff Tree Farms will launch this spring.  

The Great American Cleanup is presented in partnership with Keep Covington Beautiful, The Center for Great Neighborhoods, and The City of Covington. Sponsors include Rumpke, Devou Good, Hub+Weber Architects, Scooter Media, Indy Honeycomb, Friends of Covington, the Covington Neighborhood Collaborative, Design Details, and Kroger.

For more information about volunteering and on making a donation to the Great American Cleanup, contact Shannon Ratterman at 859.547.5541 or