Go Green and Clean: Families Wanted
If you’re looking for an outside activity for you or your family, the City of Pierre hopes you’ll consider helping with the Go Green and Clean campaign which runs through May 17.
In the past, the civic pride campaign relied heavily on volunteer groups to help spruce up Pierre. In light of COVID-19 social distancing and personal hygiene recommendations, the City is hoping families or individuals will take on the challenge instead.
“This is a good opportunity for individuals or families to get outside and give back to the community,” said Tom Farnsworth, City Parks and Recreation Director. “By working with family units or individuals, we believe we can still have the campaign without endangering health.”
People can participate by adopting a small project that helps improve the appearance of public space in Pierre.
“Typical projects include clearing litter and debris in a park, painting a park bench, or cleaning up a flower bed,” said Farnsworth. “The City provides supplies like gloves, trash bags, and paint.”
Those who are interested in volunteering to do a project should contact Farnsworth by email at Tom.Farnsworth@ci.pierre.sd.us or by phone at 773.7407. He’ll connect volunteers with available projects in the community.
The Go Green and Clean campaign is a civic pride effort designed to get the city spruced up for the summer season. Each year for the last ten, dozens of volunteers and volunteer groups have painted public facilities, cleaned up landscaping, cleared litter and otherwise helped make Pierre look its best.