Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
2:25 am EST
Friday, February 26, 2021

Volunteer for countywide cleanup to keep Lake beautiful

Keep Lake Beautiful is seeking residents and volunteers to participate in the Lake County Countywide Cleanup on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to help cleanup along roadways and residents are encouraged to clean up their homes and yards and drop off bulk items for proper disposal. Trash grabbers, trash bags, gloves, safety vests and water will be provided to volunteers.

Locations for the cleanup are listed below:

Minneola Athletic Complex, 1300 Fosgate Road (Education Avenue), Minneola

East Lake Community Park, Wallick Road, Sorrento

Northwest Lake Park, 200 Shiloh St., Fruitland Park

Wal-Mart, 550 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont (Four Corners)

Treadway Elementary School, 10619 Treadway School Road, Leesburg

For more information on the Lake County Countywide Cleanup, call 352.253.1660.


In partnership with the countywide Keep Lake Beautiful campaign, the city of Leesburg also is inviting residents, church groups, businesses and organizations to join its community cleanup from 8am-noon Oct. 5.

The city is hosting two event locations this year, according to a news release. Volunteer check-in stations will be manned at Berry Park in Carver Heights near the intersection of Beecher Street and Bradford Avenue, and at Lake Robin Hood in Stock subdivision at 1316 Braebury Drive.

Participants are needed to help clean up litter and other debris along roadways and properties, and residents are encouraged to clean up in and around their homes. Trash bags, grabbers, gloves and water will be provided. The city’s solid waste division will collect filled bags. Bulk collection trucks also will be running in both neighborhoods, so residents are encouraged to move large items to the curb for pickup.

“This event is great for our city because it provides an opportunity for our community to come together and give assistance to fellow citizens,” Leesburg Mayor John Christian says in the release. “It helps instill pride in our neighborhoods and motivates community leaders, churches and groups to become more vigilant in keeping their neighborhoods clean.”

For more information or to volunteer, contact Angela Armstrong at 352.728.9765 or Cliff Kelsey at 352.728.9786, ext. 2411.