For Columbus’ bicentennial year, Green Columbus is planning its best Earth Day event yet, with more volunteer opportunities and the first ever downtown Columbus celebration. The goal is to organize the largest volunteer effort for Earth Day anywhere in the world, and it wouldn’t be possible without you!
There will be two cleanups happening in the Olde Towne East Area…
Olde Towne East Cleanup
When: April 14th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Meet in the Fire House parking lot at Oak and Parsons.
Who: We are asking for sixty volunteers!
Register: earthdaycolumbus.org. Scroll down to find “Olde Towne East”.
Site Leader: Michele Santini
The Olde Towne East cleanup locations will include:
- OTE Business District at Oak and Parsons
- Olde Towne East Gardens-corner of Oaks Street and Garfield Avenue
- Portal Park-corner of Parsons and Bryden Road
- Blackburn Park-corner of South 18th and Bryden Road
- An assigned block on E. Main Street
Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Refreshments will be available in the morning.
Main Street Makeover
When: April 14th from 9:00am-12:30pm. Followed by a cookout at 12:30pm.
Where: Meet at First English Lutheran Church (1015 E. Main St).
Who: As many as we can get! Volunteers are welcome to show up throughout the morning.
Register: earthdaycolumbus.org. Scroll down to find “Main Street Makeover”.
Site Leader: Courtney Rowland
Meeting at First English Lutheran Church then break into smaller groups to work in community gardens, pick up trash, and cut down brush that is blocking sidewalks or creating hiding places. We’ll focus on the area surrounding E. Main St. and try to target our efforts specifically on areas that are highly visible and/or causing safety hazards or concerns. We’ll provide some tools, gloves, and trash bags, but feel free to bring your own as well. Hedge trimmers and pruners will be especially helpful!