Clean and Clear is Five Points South's beautification and cleanup event that happens three times a year. From trash collection to graffiti removal and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back in Five Points South.
Clean and Clear is a Five Points Alliance program and only made possible through our sponsors and partners and the City of Birmingham.
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 8am-1:30pm
8am-8:30am: Check-in @ 1631 15th Ave South
8:30am-11:30am: Shift - 3 hours
[NOTE: rain date is Sat. Oct. 27th]
WHERE: Check-in at 8am at 1631 15th Ave South with group orientation at 8:30am. Five Points South business district and many areas within the neighborhood are targeted for Clean and Clear efforts.
WHAT: At check-in, you’ll receive your assigned cleaning area, complimentary coffee, water and snacks. All we need you to bring is the manpower and some tools. IMPORTANT!!!!
TARGET AREA: Anderson Place Historic District
Litter pick-up within and around district
Sidewalk clearing and weed cutting along district (mowers & edgers)
Tree Trimming along sidewalks
Install new street sign toppers
Cut vacant lots
WHO: Anyone! From large companies to individuals, families with young children to college students, we’ll find a place and tasks for everyone. Sign up as an individual or gather a team.
WHY CLEAN & CLEAR: Since March 2017, [166 volunteers] totaling [543 hours] have made Clean and Clear Five Points South a huge success. And we know that beautification efforts like Clean and Clear create a higher quality of life by attracting visitors, residents, reducing crime, encouraging new businesses and instilling pride in the city we all call home.
RESULTS TO DATE:
[7,152 pounds] of trash and debris have been collected;
[4,837 feet] of sidewalks/alleys have been cleaned/cleared
[$13,097.16] value of volunteer time
Problems with city infrastructure like vandalism, potholes and damaged bus stops have been reported.
Have a special project idea? Submit it here: email@example.com
2017/2018 special projects included alleyways and sidewalks within the fountain area business district cleanups, an alleyway clean up on Cobb Lane, a community park clean up at Valley View Park and clearing the sidewalk on 16th Ave South.
For more information please contact James Little at firstname.lastname@example.org