Groveland – Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is inviting volunteers to participate in a community cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 30 in Groveland. Volunteers will meet at the vacant lot located at the intersection of West Broad Street and Ledbetter Street across from the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, located at 756 West Broad St., Groveland. All volunteers must preregister online at www.lakecountyfl.gov/KLB to participate in this event.
KLB will provide safety vests, trash bags, gloves, and water to those helping to clean the community. Volunteers must be 16 years or older or be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to wear proper attire as well as sunscreen and insect repellent.
Compliance with CDC guidelines is required to participate in the community cleanup, including social distancing and wearing face coverings if social distancing is not possible. Face coverings and gloves will be available on-site or volunteers may bring their own. It is encouraged for all volunteers to complete pre-event health monitoring, and volunteers should stay home if they have any symptoms of illness.
This event will also include bulk item drop-off with no sign-up required. Additionally, Lake County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be on-site in the parking lot of the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, located at 756 West Broad St., Groveland, from 9 a.m. to noon to accept household hazardous waste, including paint, fuel and more. Residents are encouraged to clean their homes and yards and dispose of excess trash, passenger car tires and any items that could hold water and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus. For those residents dropping off items, please observe social distancing and wear a mask while unloading your vehicle and if working with event staff to unload your items.
Since its launch, KLB has partnered with or hosted more than two dozen projects, including community and waterway cleanups, roadside litter pickups, neighborhood and school beautification events, tree plantings and household hazardous waste collection events. KLB also encourages residents to use the county’s Litter Reporter website at http://gis.lakecountyfl.gov/crowdsource/ to help pinpoint areas in need of a cleanup. The Litter Reporter is viewable on mobile devices and desktop computers, and it lets users submit data about a particular area as well as attach corresponding photos. Keep Lake Beautiful will monitor submissions and propose cleanup efforts and community events as needed.
For more information or to become a sponsor of future events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/KLB or call 352-253-1660.