Show your Fort Pierce pride by volunteering during the Great American Cleanup, Fort Pierce’s largest annual litter cleanup and beautification event, on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 8 AM until Noon.
Since this year's clean-up will not include a festival or transportation due to the ongoing pandemic, Keep Fort Pierce Beautiful invites you to pick an area of the city you wish to clean. In an effort to provide a safe environment for volunteers, participants are encouraged to form small teams and choose an area to pick up litter. Any cleanup project that occurs on March 13 can receive recognition as part of the Great American Cleanup. Volunteers may be provided with litter collection supplies like trash bags, gloves, and t-shirts (while supplies last).
When: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Time: 8 AM to Noon
Where: The City of Fort Pierce
How it works...
Before the event:
Mark your calendar for March 12 – you can participate by yourself or organize a group.
Choose a location to pick up litter. It can be your own neighborhood or a location of your choice within city limits.
Register as an individual, a family or a group by March 11, 2022. Use this link to Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FPGAC2022
Pick up your free t-shirts and cleanup supplies at the Public Works Compound (while supplies last).
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
Friday, March 11, 2022, from 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 7:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
On the day of the event:
Pick up litter on March 12th.
Place all bagged trash in as few piles as possible in the general area where it was collected.
After the event:
Submit pictures and report your efforts with an easy, online form.
Safety Precautions: We're requesting all participants adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines - keep your volunteer groups small, wear masks, and social distance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Everyone wants to live, work and play in a clean and green community and together we can make it happen. Getting involved is easy and this is a great event to get your family, business, civic organization, sports team, school, church or organization involved.
How do I register?
Click here to register for the 2022 Great American Cleanup:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FPGAC2022 by March 11, 2021.
Who can participate?
Everyone! Community organizations, businesses, individuals, non-profit, governmental agencies, and scout troops all are welcome to participate in this event. This event is approved for community service hours and certificates will be available upon request.
How do I get my supplies?
Registered volunteers can pick up supplies and shirts from on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 1PM TO 4PM, Friday, March 11, 2022, from 8AM TO 3PM, or Saturday March, 12, 2022, from 7AM TO 3PM at the Public Works Compound (52 Savannah Rd., Fort Pierce). For questions, please call 772-467-3795 or 772-467-3794.
Can volunteers choose a location to clean up?
Yes. Volunteers are encouraged to choose a location that is important to them. Locations can include school campuses, creeks and other waterways, parks, neighborhoods, etc.
What do I do with the trash bags collected?
Leave litter bags in a central location where the litter was collected.
Will the City still have an Arbor Day Celebration?
Yes. The Annual Arbor Day Planting Celebration is also happening on March 12th in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, at the Kimberly Bergalis Memorial Park located at S. Ocean Drive and Melaleuca Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34950.
The event starts at 10 AM and will be planting a beautiful Oak Tree at the Park. The City of Fort Pierce is proud to have received the prestigious Tree City USA designation for 33 consecutive years from the National Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management and this tree planting celebration is another example of that commitment.