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Keep Omaha Beautiful to hit streets with 1,200+ volunteers

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 12:35:32-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Keep Omaha Beautiful, a nonprofit dedicated to environmental issues in the city, says they'll be hitting the streets for a "city-wide cleanup event this weekend involving Omaha youth and their families."

The event, 2019 Youth LitterBusters Weekend, will have more than 1,200 volunteers on hand to help beautify Omaha at area neighborhoods, parks, trails and schools.

They say volunteers and will receive incentives and letters of commendation from Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert for their efforts.

“We believe that giving youth the opportunity to engage in civic action, demonstrates the amazing impact they can have on their community, regardless of age,” said Keep Omaha Beautiful’s Volunteer & Programs Coordinator, Elizabeth Chalen. “The Youth LitterBusters Weekend represents our community’s continued service and ongoing stewardship of our environment.”

Anyone who is interested in taking part can join in at Levi Carter Park, located at 4405 Carter Lake shore Drive, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. They say the event is open to people of all ages and abilities and necessary cleanup items will be provided.

You can find more information at KeepOmahaBeautiful.org