Spring often reveals gateways littered with debris left behind by strong winter winds and snow. Help us make our community shine while picking up litter and demonstrating stewardship of our community's natural resources. Our volunteers have a blast cleaning up all weather conditions, and leave with a sense of satisfaction in what they can accomplish.
Who can Participate? This opportunity is open to anyone interested in beautifying Davenport and protecting the health of local waterways.
No previous experience is necessary. Individuals under the age of 18 must have adult supervision.
Description of Project: Volunteers will be picking up litter along major corridors throughout the City. Litter pickup consists of walking, bending and placing wastes in a bag for disposal and carries little hazard. This activity will take place in the boulevards of highly trafficked areas. Volunteers will receive safety instruction and safety vests prior to the cleanup. Due to proximity of traffic, some areas may not be suitable for younger children.
Weather? Weather is very variable in March. It could be a sunny day with a high of 50, or a day with rain sprinkles around 35. Past volunteers have enjoyed the cleanup and the challenge of all weather conditions. Because of difficulties associated with canceling and rescheduling, we will clear litter in light rain and low temperatures; however, it may end earlier for volunteer comfort. We will only cancel if there is a chance for significant rain, snow, high winds, or threat of lightening. Just remember to dress for conditions.
Follow-up with all registered volunteers will occur on the Monday before the cleanup as a reminder and heads up regarding any weather impacts.
COVID-19: There are no plans to cancel this event due to COVID-19. Volunteers for cleanup locations will be fewer than 30. Precautions for safe distance will be place as litter pick up is generally independent, allowing for safe distance of 6 FT or more. The projects are outdoors and not in cramped or confined spaces. For the health and safety of all, volunteers are asked to not sign up to participate if feeling sick.