PBC Parks’ Adopt-A-Park Partners celebrated the Great American Cleanup on April 23rd and April 30th, 2022. The Great American Cleanup is an annual program of Keep America Beautiful that unites and beautifies community’s across the nation by influencing individuals to take greater responsibility for their local environment by participating in community service projects. Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep American Beautiful, coordinates the Great American Cleanup project in Palm Beach County. With help from Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, our Adopt-A-Park Partners hosted 13 cleanups from Jupiter down south to Boca Raton to participate in the nation-wide event.
The Great American Cleanup brought 394 volunteers who donated 1,039 hours of service and removed over 866 pounds of litter and debris from our parks and beaches! Litter and debris most commonly reported was cigarette butts and various forms of plastic pieces. The donations of our dedicated volunteers’ time and energy used to improve our community is why volunteers continue to be the heart of PBC Parks.