Great American Cleanup

About the Program
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program, brings the power of 3.8 million volunteers and participants to create local change. Volunteers donated more than 5.2 million hours to clean, beautify and improve more than 16,500 communities during more than 30,600 events in all 50 states and beyond. In 2016 the Great American Cleanup in Springfield Township will be not be held as one specific date. Instead, voulnteer groups may select a date that works best for them.  Volunteers participating can help by beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning creeks, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, improving community gateways, and removing graffiti.

To schedule your group cleanup project, call Kimberlee Flamm at 513-522-1410

The list below defines the areas that are in need of volunteer support. To add a project to the list, call 522-1410 and ask for the Great American Cleanup event coordinator.

Recommended Projects
 
LITTER:
High Traffic Areas
(Best suited for older teens and adults. Some litter sticks will be available for use.)
  • Winton Road (Galbraith to Compton)
  • Winton and Galbraith intersection - Galbraith in both directions
  • Hamilton Avenue (several teams needed, especially at Hamilton and Springdale)
  • Compton Road, between Winton and Daly
  • Daly Road, between Galbraith and Parky's Farm.
  • Locust, Vine, and Caldwell
  • North Bend (Greenfield to Center Hill and then Winton to Bilamy)
  • Ronald Reagan on and off ramps
Low Traffic Areas (These are litter removal projects suited for children, accompanied by an adult.)
  • McKelvey and Lakeridge
  • Brentwood Swim Club and Cottonwood School
  • West College Hill Neighborhood Service Center and neighboring streets
  • Crutchfield Park Woods

Pleasant Run Farms Litter Clean Up

  • Kemper Road from Mill to Hamilton
  • Greenbelt area of Broadhurst
  • Greenbelt Area off of Hazelgrove
  • Greenbelt area behind the pool fence line

CREEK CLEAN UPS

Creeks (boots and gloves recommended)
  • Creek on Sirius
  • Helwig Park and Creek 
  • Lexington Heights Park and Creek
  • Hillside Park and Creek
  • Frost Park and Creek, Roosevelt
  • Schottelkotte Park and Creek

PLANTING FLOWERS

  • Plant flowers at Grove Banquet Hall
  • Plant flowers in front of Civic Center


Adopt A Flower Pot
  • Commit to plant, and water the planter through the summer
  • Helwig Park, Schottelkotte Park, Hillside Park, Lexington Heights Park, Fire Station

Trees
  • Plant saplings at Brentwood Park

Volunteer Waiver

Download Volunteer Waiver Here.


When a large cleanup is planned through the Township, supplies of trash bags, gloves, litter sticks and safety vests can be supplied. In some cases, we are able to coordinate a breakfast through the support of established business organizations.


2016 Cleanups Scheduled:
April 23 & 24, 2016 - Finneytown Athletic Organization
Scheduled Activities- Helwig Park: Painting 2 baseball fences and litter pick up. Hillside Park: cleanup and fence painting
 
Results: 80 volunteers collected 21 bags of trash, 1 tarp, 1 tire & 1 safety cone, Painted 3 baseball fences

May 7, 2016 - Seven Hills Action Group
Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Work 9am-12:30. Meet at Overflow Ministries
Lunch 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Coordinator, Brian Dell - 513-522-5134
Litter removal along Hamilton Avenue near Springdale, Creek cleanup at Frost Park
 
June 18, 2016 - Seven Hills Action Group
Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Work 9am-12:30. Meet at Overflow Ministries
Lunch 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Coordinator, Brian Dell - 513-522-5134
Litter removal at neighborhood gateways and neighborhood streets
 

August 13, 2016 - Seven Hills Action Group
Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
Work 9am-12:30. Meet at Overflow Ministries
Lunch 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Coordinator, Brian Dell - 513-522-5134
Litter removal at neighborhood gateways and neighborhood streets


October 1, 2016 - Seven Hills Action Group
"Dump Your Junk Day" for residents of Sevenhills only
Details TBA





2015 Accomplishments:
  • Number of volunteers: 66
  • Number of hours worked: 198 hours
  • Number of community groups who participated: 10
  • Bags of litter and debris collected: 68 bags
  • Bags of recycled materials collected: 3 bags
  • Tires removed: 13 tires
  • Planted: 15 flats of flowers

  • Additional projects (not included in total above) -
  • 2 Neighborhood cleanups in Seven Hills - 18 bags of litter, 1 dump truck full of debris
  • Park cleanup at Hillside and Helwig. Graffitti removal, 12 bags of trash, painted fences.



2014 Accomplishments: (Two Great American Cleanup Dates Combined Totals)
  • Number of volunteers: 205
  • Number of hours worked: 615 hours
  • Number of community groups who participated: 13
  • Bags of litter and debris collected: 145 bags
  • Bags of recycled materials collected: 4 bags
  • Tires removed: 9 tires
  • Planted: 504 trees, 12 flats of flowers
  • Major projects: Planted 250 saplings at Brentwood Park and 250 at Frost Park, Planted three large trees at Schottelkotte Park, cleaned 4 creeks


2013 Accomplishments: (Two Great American Cleanup Dates Combined Totals)
  • Number of volunteers: 242
  • Number of hours worked: 726 hours
  • Number of community groups who participated: 6
  • Bags of litter and debris collected: 95 bags
  • Bags of recycled materials collected: 40 bags
  • Tires removed: 14 tires
  • Planted: 303 trees, 7 flats of flowers
  • Major projects: Collected 40 bags of glass bottles from a wooded area in West College Hill, planted 300 saplings at Brentwood Park, Planted three large trees at Schottelkotte Park
  • Painted: 6 picnic tables (Removed graffiti)
2012 Accomplishments
  • Number of volunteers: 154
  • Number of hours worked: 462 hours
  • Number of community groups who participated: 11
  • Bags of litter and debris collected: 115 bags
  • Estimated pounds of large unbagged debris: 200 lbs
  • Tires removed: 4 tires
  • Planted: 300 flowers at 4 community gateway sign areas
  • Landscape projects: Clifford George Memorial (Community gateway), Clifford George Concession Stand (Gateway), and The Grove Banquet Hall (rentals benefit the day-to-day operations of the senior center)
  • Painted: 18 picnic tables (Removed graffiti)
2011 Accomplishments
  • Number of volunteers: 160
  • Number of hours worked: 480 hours
  • Number of community groups who participated: 6
  • Bags of litter and debris collected: 223 bags
  • Estimated pounds of large unbagged debris: 450 lbs
  • Items pulled from creeks and wooded areas: 5 tires, 4 bikes, grill, 14 metal rods, gutter, garden hose, 2 wooden chairs, couch frame, metal picnic table, bench press, car parts, hub caps, 1 grocery cart (5 found but the creeks were to high), 1 roll of carpet, 15 paint buckets, siding, lawn chair, swing set slide, fire pit ring
  • Removed: 150 feet of 20-year-old split rail fencing
  • Planted: 150 flowers at five community gateway sign areas
  • Landscape projects: Clifford George Memorial (Community gateway), Clifford George Concession Stand (Gateway), and The Grove Banquet Hall (rentals benefit the day-to-day operations of the senior center)
  • Painted: 15 picnic tables (Removed graffiti)
  • Stained: 3 Community Message Boards
  • Helped four senior adults with yard work (and cleaned out one garage for a senior in need)
2010 Results
What an amazing day. Thank you to everyone who volunteered in our 9th year in participating with the Great American Cleanup.
  • Total number of volunteers: 178
  • Bags of trash: 119
  • Tires recycled: 108
  • Items we pulled out of the creeks: A refrigerator door, grocery cart, golf club, bike, swing set, wonder board, bike rack, construction materials, doll stroller,basketball, soccer goal post, chain link fence pieces, and a 4 foot by 4 foot sheet of plywood.

Contact Us

  1. Springfield Township
    9150 Winton Road   
    Cincinnati, OH 45231
    Ph: 513-522-1410
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