Annual CleanUp week April 23-30 encourages community to come together to prepare Bozeman for summer
Monday Apr. 18th, 2022
Bozeman, MT— From April 23-30 the City of Bozeman is sponsoring its annual Bozeman CleanUp Week through partnership with the Solid Waste Division, Neighborhoods and Sustainability Programs. Come rain or shine residents are encouraged to tackle trash and debris from a long winter to beautify Bozeman. CleanUp Week will be kicked off at the Gallatin Valley Earth Day festival on April 23rd in collaboration with partners across the city.
The City of Bozeman has coordinated this event locally for 34 years and successfully mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages from community organizations, local businesses, and government agencies each year. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up online at www.bozeman.net/cleanup!
CleanUp kits will be provided and include gloves, vests, yellow bags, and instructions. Interested community members may opt for delivery of cleanup kits to their group or organization ahead of CleanUp Week, OR groups can pick up kits at the Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Along with the CleanUp Kits, participants of CleanUp Week will also be given a choice to pick a location or provided ideas for a clean-up location. Participants are welcome to clean up your area any time from April 23-30 and City of Bozeman Solid Waste will take care of the yellow bags left behind.
Sustainability Program Specialist Ali Chipouras says, “This time of year everyone starts to see the litter and dog waste that surfaces after snow melt. CleanUp Week is a great opportunity to work together to build community, keep our waterways clean, and give Bozeman a spring cleaning.”
In addition to Bozeman CleanUp Week, Gallatin Valley Earth Day is hosting events throughout the month of April including online film screenings, in person and online speakers, a fun run, fix-it clinic, and more. The main events include the Water for Earth speaker series on April 22nd with keynote speakers Dr. Shane Doyle and Todd Wilkinson and the Earth Day Festival on April 23rd. To learn more visit www.gallatinvalleyearthday.org.
Join us in cleaning up Bozeman! This activity is free and open to the public. Kits will be available for pick-up on April 23 regardless of weather. For more information visit www.bozeman.net/cleanup