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Posted on: March 13, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: City to host kickoff ceremony for Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative March 15


WHAT:            Kick off ceremony and cleanup event to launch Clean Green Springfield 2023

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 15
                          1 p.m. - Stream & trail cleanup begins
                         2 p.m. – Kickoff Ceremony with Mayor Ken McClure

WHERE:         Jordan Creek - west of Kansas Expressway at Grand Street. 
                        Ceremony will take place on the northwest side of the Grand Street Bridge. Parking available at Cruse Dog Park (1069 S. Wabash Ave.)

SocialsSP23The City of Springfield and partner organizations will host a kickoff ceremony to relaunch the Clean Green Springfield initiative with a fresh series of city-wide cleanup and beautification activities planned during the months of April and May 2023.

Join Mayor Ken McClure, City staff and representatives from KraftHeinz, Ozark Greenways and others as they celebrate the Clean Green Springfield effort and mark the opening of volunteer registration available at  
A cleanup team made up of City staff members and volunteers from various organizations will take place along Jordan Creek and the nearby greenway trail before and after the ceremony.

About Clean Green Springfield

Since launching in 2021, Clean Green Springfield has engaged more than 2,000 volunteers contributing more than 2,500 service hours to cleanup and beautification activities, and removing more than 25 tons of litter from our streets and waterways. The program has also aided in the responsible disposal of more than 200 tons of trash and bulky items that might otherwise be dumped along roadways. 

Individuals, families, businesses and service organizations are invited to roll up their sleeves and participate in one or more opportunities including: roadside trash pickups, stream cleanups, planting and mulch events, neighborhood cleanups and more. 

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Media requests, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected]

Learn more about Clean Green Springfield.
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