Keep Lake Beautiful invites volunteers to community cleanup in Umatilla
UMATILLA —Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is inviting volunteers to participate in a community cleanup, sponsored by WCA, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 17 at two Umatilla locations – 58 Cassady St. and 38603 Church St.
Residents are encouraged to clean their homes and yards and dispose of excess trash, passenger car tires, and any items that could hold water and become breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Lake County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will also be on-site at the 58 Cassady St. location to accept household hazardous waste, paint, fuel and more.
KLB will provide gloves, safety vests, trash bags and water, and participants are encouraged to wear proper attire, sunscreen and insect repellent. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, or be accompanied by an adult.
Since its launch, KLB has hosted or partnered on more than two dozen projects including community and waterway cleanups, roadside litter pickups, neighborhood and school beautification events, tree plantings and household hazardous waste collection events.
KLB continues to seek motivated, community-minded volunteers to mobilize within their neighborhoods to spread KLB’s mission of beautifying Lake County by engaging the community. To register as a volunteer or to become a sponsor of future events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/KLB, call 352-253-1660, or sign up at the event.
Residents are also encouraged to use the county’s Litter Reporter website http://gis.lakecountyfl.gov/crowdsource to help pinpoint areas in need of a cleanup. The Litter Reporter is viewable on mobile devices and desktop computers, and lets users submit data about an area of concern, as well as attach corresponding photos. Keep Lake Beautiful will monitor submissions and propose cleanup efforts and community events as needed.