Community volunteers and youth groups can help tidy their neighborhoods by participating in another round of beautification efforts along the Broad River Road Corridor.
Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, District 2, and the Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program are organizing another “Cleanup the Corridor” event that aims to increase community activism and reduce liter along the Broad River Road Corridor. The next cleanup is 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12.
The cleanup will occur on both sides of Broad River Road. Volunteers are asked to meet and park at either St. Andrews Library, 2916 Broad River Road, or Boozer Shopping Center, 1571 Broad River Road. Refreshments, T-shirts and supplies will be provided.
“Richland County is dedicated to revitalizing our neighborhoods and this cleanup effort is just one way that we are investing in the cares and concerns of our residents,” said Neighborhood Planner Latoisha Green. “We hope that is will continue to be an engaging and unifying activity where all community members can take part.”
In addition to the litter pickup on Sept. 12, a small-scale clean sweep can be scheduled for nearby neighborhoods, based on request, during which unwanted household items that are not usually collected curbside, such as refrigerators, tires and yard waste, can be placed curbside and picked up by the County.
The “Cleanup the Corridor” campaign kicked off in February with a community forum about the initiative, and two successful cleanup days have already taken place. Residents, nearby businesses and youth organizations (ages 13 and older) are encouraged to join in this positive, community-oriented cleanup effort by volunteering a few hours of their time on Sept. 12.
“Thus far, the litter pickups have been successful through various partnerships and collaborations with community and government resources,” Green said. “We hope that the litter pickup will serve as a visual mobilization for the Broad River Road community as the Neighborhood Improvement Program continues to prepare the new and exciting projects that are on the horizon.”
For more information, contact Latoisha Green, Neighborhood Planner, at 803-576-1340 or GreenL@rcgov.us.