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The Great American Cleanup to be held March 22-23

The country’s largest litter cleanup and beautification event, the Great American Cleanup, will take place on March 22-23. Leaders of the region-wide environmental education and awareness initiative invite residents to sign up now for an event near them or organize their own.

“Volunteering a small amount of your time to a litter cleanup and beautification project can make a big impact in your community,” said Rebekah Eastep, an team leader. “Not only is litter an eyesore, but it can also negatively impact property values and the overall quality of life we enjoy in Hampton Roads.”

Since launching the Great American Cleanup in 1988, Keep America Beautiful estimates that 500,000 volunteers have taken part in 15,000 community events nationwide through local affiliates and partner organizations. Community volunteers with have championed the event too, supporting the campaign in Hampton Roads for over a decade.

According to Eastep, last ...

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