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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services

Posted on: August 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Keep Victoria Beautiful to host citywide Fall Sweep

Group photo of people in safety vests next to bags of trash

PHOTO #1: Volunteers pose with collected bags of trash during the 2022 Fall Sweep.

PHOTO #2: Volunteers look for trash to pick up during the 2022 Fall Sweep.

PHOTO #3: Volunteers look for trash to pick up during the 2022 Fall Sweep.

Student groups, local businesses, congregations and interested individuals who’d like to be a part of cleaning up their community are invited to attend Keep Victoria Beautiful’s third annual citywide Fall Sweep 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sept. 9.

People with trash bags and grabbers walk along the side of a roadwayTo register for the event, visit www.victoriatx.gov/kvb. Volunteers will meet at the Target parking lot, 7608 Zac Lentz Parkway, and other locations that will be determined based on the number of registrations.

Portrait of Christy Youker“Our citywide cleanups are a great way for people to come together for a couple of hours and really make a difference,” said Christy Youker, assistant director of the City of Victoria Environmental Services and executive director of Keep Victoria Beautiful. “Regardless of your group size, and even if you don’t have a group, we encourage you to come volunteer so we can add more locations to the cleanup.” 

KVB will provide gloves, bags and safety vests. Volunteers should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. 

A flowerbed on a public highway. People wearing orange safety vests walk away in the distance.Breakfast will be provided by The Chopping Block immediately following the cleanup. 

Other sponsors for the event are H-E-B, Victoria Television Group, Townsquare Media, Republic Services and Del Papa Distributing. 

Also on Sept. 9, Flow Paddle Co will host a cleanup on the Guadalupe River in Riverside Park. Anyone with a kayak is welcome to join. 

For more information about the Fall Sweep, contact Environmental Services at 361-485-3230 or email Youker at cyouker@victoriatx.gov. For more information about the river cleanup, contact Flow Paddle Co at 361-935-2618 or aaronashleymagee@gmail.com.

To request assistance with organizing a cleanup or to sign up to be notified of future cleanups, visit www.victoriatx.gov/kvb.

View more photos from last year’s cleanup

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