Metro Council members will host spring community cleanups

April 09, 2024

Louisville (April 9, 2024) – Spring is finally upon us and there are several opportunities for the community to get involved to help keep Louisville clean and green!

Several Metro Council members are encouraging the community to participate in spring community-wide cleanups on Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 20. These cleanups are held in conjunction with Brightside, Inc.

The official Brightside Community-Wide cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 13. If your district isn’t hosting an official cleanup, you may sign up to host your own neighborhood cleanup through the Brightside website: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/brightside/brightside-community-wide-cleanup, or by calling (502) 574-2613. Individuals or organizations can host neighborhood cleanups anytime of the year. Brightside can provide gloves, trash bags, and a limited number of tools.

Councilman Phillip Baker D-6
Saturday, April 13, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Councilman Baker is encouraging residents to participate in a District 6 neighborhood cleanup in the Germantown, Merriweather, Shelby Park, or Old Louisville neighborhoods. For more information on the cleanups, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-6/district-6-events-and-happenings.

Councilwoman Paula McCraney D-7 
Saturday, April 13, at 9:00 a.m.
Volunteers will be cleaning the area behind McDonalds, located at 4940 Brownsboro Road. Volunteers should plan to meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot behind McDonalds and the former Paul’s Fruit Market for cleanup supply distribution, including t-shirts for volunteers. To sign up to volunteer, please visit https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/district-7-communitywide-cleanup-registration/, or contact Councilwoman McCraney’s office at 574-1107.

Councilman Ben Reno-Weber D-8 
Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Join Councilman Reno-Weber, Councilman Andrew Owen, and the Kentucky Waterways Alliance for an Earth Day Beargrass Creek Clean Sweep beginning at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot at Ledge and Lexington Roads. Register online at https://www.kwalliance.org/events.html.

Councilman Andrew Owen D-9 
Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will have the option to participate in one or both community cleanups scheduled in the district. The first cleanup crew will meet at Independence Bank, located at 3901 Shelbyville Road, at 9:00 a.m. and will concentrate on areas in St. Matthews. The second cleanup crew will meet at the public parking lot at Frankfort & Keats Avenues at 11:30 a.m. District 9 will provide bags, gloves, and tools on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Councilman Owen’s office at 574-1109.

Councilman Rick Blackwell D-12 
Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Start the morning at 9:00 a.m. with coffee and conversation with Councilman Blackwell. Then beginning at 10:00 a.m., join Councilman Blackwell to clean up the areas along Dixie Highway. This event is held in conjunction with Earth Day! Volunteers should meet at the Southwest Government Center, located at 7219 Dixie Highway for supplies and instructions. To sign up to volunteer, please visit https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/m17ni9qn1vo3j5x/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery, or contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112.

Councilwoman Jennifer Chappell D-15 
There are numerous Brightside clean-ups scheduled throughout the month in District 15:

  • Saturday, April 13: Saint Joseph and Meriwether - Fort Hill neighborhoods clean-up; Meet at 11:00 a.m. at Zanzabar (2100 S. Preston Street); Pizza provided
  • Sunday, April 21: Schnitzelburg neighborhood clean-up; meet at 9:00 a.m. at Emerson Park (1100 Sylvia Street)

For more information about any of these clean-ups, please contact Councilwoman Chappell's office at 574-1115.

President Markus Winkler D- 17
Saturday, April 13, at 9:00 a.m.
Volunteers should plan to meet at Chick-fil-A, located at 10501 Westport Road, at 9:00 a.m. Please park in the spaces in the rear of the building. Volunteers will focus on Westport Road and the areas around the Springhurst/Westport intersection. Bags, gloves, and grabbers will be provided. For more information, please contact President Winkler’s office at 574-1117.

Councilwoman Betsy Ruhe D-21 
Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
District 21 is partnering with Brightside to cleanup Southern Parkway and 3rd Street near Watterson Expressway. Volunteers should plan to meet at the Orchards of Beechmont, located at 4509 S. 3rd Street, at 9:00 a.m. Coffee, donuts, and supplies will be provided. For more information and to register, please contact Councilwoman Ruhe’s office at 574-1121 or email [email protected].

 

About Brightside

Donor funded and volunteer driven since 1986, Brightside works to unite people in clean and green activities to beautify the city and foster community pride.  

Volunteers and community engagement are essential to Brightside's core values.  Our community-wide clean-ups have empowered thousands of volunteers to help remove litter though our city.

Brightside is unique because it functions as a public/private partnership, merging the resources of the Metro government with those of private citizens. Being both a 501(c)3 and a government agency this means that Metro government covers a portion of our administrative expenses, and all programs are run entirely on privately donated dollars. 

Contact them today at (502) 574-2613 for more information and subscribe to the e-newsletter to get involved.

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