~ The 2024 Great Kansas City Cleanup and Earth Day Weekend was a resounding success, thanks to the dedication and hard work of nearly 1,000 volunteers. From April 19th to the 22nd, these volunteers showed their love for KC parks and boulevards by participating in various cleanup activities.

Together, these volunteers were able to divert a staggering 12,640 pounds of loose litter away from waterways, preventing potential pollution. Additionally, they diverted 645 pounds of littered glass away from landfills and collected 34 tires. Invasive honeysuckle was also removed from 1.4 acres of parks.

The success of this citywide cleanup event would not have been possible without the help of KC Parks Ambassadors. They played an integral role in planning, preparing, and executing the event. Special recognition goes to those who took time off work to serve as site leaders.

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The contributions of City staff were also crucial to the event's success. Many staff members volunteered at the cleanups and were involved in planning and coordinating the event. The maintenance crews with KC Parks and Public Works Solid Waste Division deserve special recognition for their continued commitment to keeping the city clean. They went above and beyond by removing additional litter and brush throughout the weekend.

Businesses and organizations also played a significant role in making this event a success. Many gave their employees and members the opportunity to volunteer on Earth Day, showing their commitment to keeping Kansas City clean. The organizers look forward to partnering with them not only on Earth Day but throughout the year.

The momentum gained during this successful cleanup weekend must continue. Everyone is encouraged to get involved in keeping Kansas City clean by visiting their website for more information on how to participate. Let's work together towards a cleaner city all year round!

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