Bright n’ Beautiful, a nonprofit seeking a clean, green and more beautiful Yellowstone County, recently announced the kickoff of its annual Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup. According to Bright n' Beautiful, the Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program.

Each year, the Great American Cleanup engages millions of volunteers and participants who take action in their local communities to create positive change and lasting impact.

Bright n’ Beautiful, along with other organizations in Keep America Beautiful’s national network of more than 600 community-based affiliates, plan volunteer events that help to remove litter and debris and reduce waste and improve recycling efforts.

Events taking place in Yellowstone County include:

  • April 27: Billings Great American Cleanup. Meet at Billings Community Center, 360 N. 23rd St. Doors open at 8:30 am. Check-in to pick up supplies (safety vests, latex gloves, pickers, litter bags, bottled water). Volunteers work in teams to clean up neighborhoods, workplaces, parks, school grounds, landmarks, roadways and alleys from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., then return to deposit filled bags in city dumpsters. Volunteers then can enjoy a free brown bag lunch. Registration is recommended: brightnbeautifulbillings@gmail.com or 248-6617.
  • April 27: Shepherd Cleanup. Check-in at Shepherd Community Center starting 8 a.m. Free community chili lunch follows. Information: 947-5750.
  • April 27: Huntley Highway Cleanup. Meet up at Barkemeyer Park at 9 a.m. Free community cook-out and music follows. Information: 698-7685.
  • May 4: Laurel Community Cleanup. Meet at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 707 West Third Street. Cleanup from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free lunch served. Information: 628-8037
  • May 4: Worden Cleanup. Meet downtown at 8 a.m. to clean up around town. Free lunch served. To volunteer, call 647-5575.

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