PROGRAMS & ORGANIZATIONS
The Great American Cleanup
Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program, which takes place annually in an estimated 20,000 communities nationwide. Cleanup events will be taking place all across Hampton Roads from March to June, and we invite everyone—individuals, families, school groups, clubs and civic organizations—to Team Up 2 Clean Up with us and get in on the fun.
Great American Cleanup events planned for March 27-28 have been postponed due to health and safety fears surrounding the spread of coronavirus. As soon as we have more information on when the events will be rescheduled, we will post it here.
The Great American Cleanup is an opportunity to transform your neighborhood and community into beautiful, healthy spaces. Beautiful places are environmentally healthy, socially connected and economically sound. They’re better places to raise families, start a business or go to school.
Our program Team Up 2 Clean Up is always available, but during this annual Great American Cleanup event, we encourage you to be a part of the transformation that takes place all across Hampton Roads!
Want to team up with askHRgreen.org for the Great American Cleanup?
Registration for the Great American Cleanup will reopen as soon as we have rescheduled event dates.
In 2019, more than 1,000 volunteers teamed up to clean up Hampton Roads for a successful Great American Cleanup. On Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, volunteers from the community, military commands and local businesses across 13 participating municipalities worked together to rid the land and water of more than 15 tons of litter. Volunteers also mulched and weeded community gardens, planted trees and plants in parks, and freshened up structures and trash cans with new coats of paint. In total, 71 locations across 13 cities and counties were spruced up thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and partners.
What: National Kickoff to the Great American Cleanup is a two-day effort to remove litter and improve community appearance across all 17 cities and counties in Hampton Roads. Community beautification projects include:
- Removing litter from roadsides, neighborhoods, beaches, waterways, and parks for cleaner communities
- Planting trees, flowers and community gardens to strengthen green infrastructure
- Restoring nature trails, parks and playgrounds to encourage outdoor activity
- Recycling old or unwanted items junking up your home or yard
- Restoring business districts and thoroughfares to encourage economic development
When: Cleanup events will take place Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. There will be pre-planned events that you can join or you can lead cleanup efforts in a spot of your choosing with the support of your local Clean Community Coordinator.
Who: Everyone has a role to play in keeping Hampton Roads beautiful. From individuals to families, school groups to civic organizations, small businesses to large corporations. YOU can make a difference for your community.
How: Simply complete the form below to become a volunteer.
- Volunteers will be connected with a Team Up 2 Clean Up project in a city or county of their choosing or invited to start their own community project with assistance from the local Clean Community Coordinator.
Join askHRgreen.org as we clean up Hampton Roads this spring!