The 13th annual “Keep Leesburg Beautiful” community clean-up and beautification campaign begins April 1, and will run the entire month.
Again this year, the town is asking for assistance with storm sewer inlet inventories. Last year, 119 people walked their neighborhoods and noted inlets that were blocked by vegetation and debris or needed repair. The Public Works and Capital Projects Department provided the volunteers with maps and inventory forms and used the information to dispatch crews to address problems. There are more than 6,000 inlets in town.
The other major Keep Leesburg Beautiful program is litter collection throughout town. Residents, neighborhood and community groups, and businesses are encouraged to participate by forming teams to collect litter along roadsides, stream beds, and other public common areas. The town provides safety vests, gloves, and trash bags and will collect the filled bags and larger items like tires and appliances.
Each year, the Town Council and town staff hold a clean-up challenge as part of Keep Leesburg Beautiful month. The winners receive the “Golden Trash Can” award. Last year, the two groups collected a combined total of 1,520 pounds of trash.
Volunteer sign-up opportunities for all Keep Leesburg Beautiful initiatives can be found online at leesburgva.gov/KLB.