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“Keep Leesburg Beautiful” Annual Community Clean Up Campaign Begins April 1st

Post Date:03/15/2019 12:05 PM

Keep-Leesburg-Beautiful-LogoLeesburg, VA (March 15, 2019) – The Town of Leesburg’s 15th annual “Keep Leesburg Beautiful” community clean-up and beautification campaign will begin on April 1, 2019, and will run the entire month of April. Mayor Kelly Burk and other Town officials will officially kick off the event on Saturday, April 6, at Raflo Park, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Keep Leesburg Beautiful is an opportunity for the public to get involved in cleaning up the 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. Groups and individuals interested in participating should visit the Town of Leesburg website at www.leesburgva.gov/KLB for details about how to volunteer and suggestions for litter collection locations. The Town of Leesburg will provide safety vests, gloves and trash bags and will collect the filled bags and larger items like tires and appliances.

Another way in which residents can get involved is by doing storm sewer inlet inventories. Doing an inventory is as easy as taking a walk around your neighborhood. The Public Works and Capital Projects Department will provide maps and inventory forms. Volunteers note on the inventory forms any inlets that are blocked or need repair and return the forms to the town. Street Division crews are dispatched to fix the problems identified.

“Blocked inlets are a primary cause of localized street and yard flooding during rainstorms,” explained Renée LaFollette, Director of Public Works and Capital Projects. “With over 6,000 storm sewer inlets in the Town, Town staff are hard-pressed to inspect every inlet, so these volunteer efforts go a long way to improving the performance of our storm water management system.”

For more information about the storm drain inventory program, including how to sign up, visit the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/KLB

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Public Information Assistant
lkosin@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2781