Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. – noon
Volunteers will meet outside of City Hall in the plaza to check in or register for Earth Day. Light refreshments will be served (doughnuts & coffee) in the morning during check in. Volunteers will be assigned gloves, bags, and other supplies / tools required to perform the duty they are assigned. Site locations will also be assigned to volunteers who have not made a decision where they would like to volunteer at. Lunch (hot dogs, chips, & cookies) will be provided to volunteers at City Hall after the cleanup. Prior to serving lunch, a ceremony will be held to plant a tree for Arbor Day.
Prescription Drug Drop Off
If you or anyone you know has prescription drugs that are expired or that needs to be disposed of, bring them with you to Earth Day. Prescription drugs may be disposed of at the lower level of City Hall at the Police Station during the event.
Document Destruction will be providing on-site document shredding services available for Earth Day so that participants and community members can shred their unwanted documents. Please bring any document that needs to be recycled. Any paper-based document can be shredded, please no X-Rays. Staples, paperclips, and hanging folders can all be shredded, three-ring binders cannot.
- City Hall, One Donham Plaza: The main site for the community cleanup—prune the shrubs and trees, paint signs and benches, edge plant beds, rake leaves, bag and remove debris and mulch beds (50)
- Bicentennial Commons: Clean up along the river bank (10)
- Main Street from Old South Park to Smith Park: Trash removal, paint signs (10)
- Central from Bicentennial Commons to University: Plant bed cleanup, trash removal (10)
- Smith Park: Trash removal around pond, plant bed clean up, mulching (20)
- Sunset Park: Trash removal at basketball court and around perimeter, bed cleanup at signs/lilac beds (6)
- Lefferson Park: Trash removal (2-4)
- Douglass Park: Trash removal, pick up sticks (5)
- Douglass Park Garden: Weeding and mulching a community vegetable garden (10)
- Gardner Park: Trash removal along tree line (5)
- Bull’s Run: Work with staff to clean up throughout the nature preserve (20)
- Armbruster Nature Preserve: Trash removal end of Autumn Dr., pick up sticks along trail and at left side of road, plant bed cleanup at sign, honeysuckle removal (20)
- Rt. 122 and I-75: Trash removal along sides of road and in the medians on the on/off ramps (not on the Interstate) (15)
- Jacot Park: Trash removal along entrance at Breiel Blvd. along guardrail (2)
- Wilson Park: Trash pick up, stick removal (2)
- All Middletown public schools: Trash pick up, plant bed cleanup (5 per school site)
- Gladell Park: Trash pick up (3-4)
- Oakland Park: Trash removal, graffiti removal (5)
- Barnitz Stadium and Park: Trash removal (6)
- Middletown Pioneer Cemetery: Trash removal, pick up sticks, bed preparation for spring planting (10)
- Organize your own Earth Day cleanup! Sign up your group to clean up trash on any street or alley in your neighborhood. Register to make it official! Please have volunteer registration forms filled out for each volunteer, provide their T-shirt size and tally up your volunteer hours—be sure to take photos of your group working and send them to Keep Middletown Beautiful.
Volunteers can sign up as a group or individually by filling out the Earth Day 2017 Registration form and submitting a scan of the signed form to Jeff Michel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must be registered by April 1st, 2017 to be eligible to receive a t-shirt. As always, volunteers that are age 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Special Thanks to Partners and Sponsors
Bull’s Run Arboretum
Butler County Soil & Water Conservation District
City of Middletown
Fenwick High School
Keep America Beautiful
Keep Ohio Beautiful
MetroParks of Butler County
Middletown Arts Center Foundation
Middletown City Schools
Middletown Fire Department
Middletown Police Department