Clean & Clear is Five Points South’s beautification and cleanup event that happens three times a year. From trash collection to graffiti removal and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back in Five Points South.
Clean and Clear is a Five Points Alliance program and only made possible through our sponsors and partners and the City of Birmingham.
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 8am-1:30pm
• 8am-8:30am: Check-in
• 8:30am-11:30am: Shift – 3 hours
• 12pm-1:30pm: Lunch
[NOTE: Rain date is Saturday October 27th, 2018]
WHERE: Check-in is located at 1631 15th Ave South and starts at 8am a with group orientation at 8:30am. Five Points South business district and many areas within the neighborhood are targeted for Clean and Clear efforts.
WHAT: At check-in, you’ll receive your assigned cleaning area, complimentary coffee, water and snacks. All we need you to bring is the manpower and some tools.IMPORTANT!!!! We will need 3 pressure washers, some weed eater and a lawn mower.
TARGET AREA: Anderson Place Historic District (15th Ave South area)
- Litter pick-up within and around district.
• Sidewalk clearing and weed cutting along district (mowers and weed eaters)
• Tree Trimming along sidewalk.
• Install new street sign toppers.
• Cut vacant lots.
WHO: Anyone! From large companies to individuals, families with young children to college students, we’ll find a place and tasks for everyone. Sign up as an individual or gather a team.
WHY CLEAN & CLEAR: Since March 2017, 166 volunteers totaling 543 hours have made Clean and Clear Five Points South a huge success. And we know that beautification efforts like Clean and Clear create a higher quality of life by attracting visitors, residents, reducing crime, encouraging new businesses and instilling pride in the city we all call home.
RESULTS TO DATE:
city we all call home 7,152 pounds of trash and debris has been collected, 4,837 feet of sidewalks/alleys cleaned or cleared, $13,097.16 value of volunteer time and problems with city infrastrucure like vandalism, potholes and damaged bus stops have been reported.
Have a special project idea? Submit it here: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 special projects included alleyways and sidewalks within the fountain area business district cleanups, an alleyway clean up on Cobb Lane, a community park clean up at Valley View Park and clearing the sidewalk on 16th Ave South.