Fayetteville Parks & Rec plans Earth Week litter clean up

Volunteers participate in a previous clean up effort / Photo: Fayetteville Parks & Rec

Earth Day is coming up April 22, and the city of Fayetteville’s Parks & Rec department is planning a series of litter clean ups around the community to commemorate the occasion.

The clean ups will kick off with a drive-thru Earth Day Giveaway event set for 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 17 at Fayetteville Parks & Recreation Parking Lot. The first 50 participants to arrive will receive a free litter grabber, two t-shirts, gloves, and bags. The next 125 participants will receive the t-shirts, gloves and bags.

After that, the clean up events will begin on Saturday, April 19 and will run through the 22nd. Clean ups are scheduled at 15th Street, Lake Wilson, Crossover Road, and Lake Sequoyah. The schedule and check in locations are listed below.

No sign-ups are required for the clean up. Participants will pledge to use their supplies “to do a socially-distanced, self-guided clean up in the community,” officials said.

For more information, contact the Parks & Rec office at (479) 444-3471.

Earth Week Volunteer Cleanup Schedule

All clean ups will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Staff will be on site at each location with cleanup supplies.

April 19 – 15th Street (Check in at Walker Park)
April 20 – Lake Wilson (Check in at Dam)
April 21 – Crossover Road (Check in TBD)
April 22 – Lake Sequoyah (Check in at Marina)