Pierre’s citywide spring cleanup kicks off tomorrow at LaBarge Park.
Tuesday evening, members of the Capital City Bicycle Club will clear litter and debris from LaBarge Park. Their efforts are part of Pierre’s annual Go Green and Clean campaign.
The campaign is a civic pride effort designed to get the city spruced up for the summer season. Each year for the last eight, dozens of volunteers and volunteer groups have painted public facilities, cleaned up flower beds, cleared litter and otherwise helped make Pierre look its best.
“We keep a running list of volunteer opportunities at the City,” said Tom Farnworth, City Parks and Recreation Director. “That way when volunteers call asking to participate, I can match them with a project they are interested in completing.”
In 2017, more than 240 volunteers and more than 40 volunteer groups adopted Go Green and Clean projects all across the city.
“The citizens of Pierre have just been outstanding,” said Pierre Mayor Steve Harding. “Every year, I’m amazed at the number of people who lend a hand to keep our community looking beautiful.”
“The volunteer work really helps us present our community to summer visitors.”
People who are interested in volunteering with the Go Green and Clean effort should contact Tom Farnworth at 605.773.7407.