Volunteers Bring Spring Cleaning to Kentucky

Apr 15, 2018


Spring cleaning is coming to parks in Kentucky, including in Pulaski County pictured, left.
Credit Mary Meehan

It turns out spring cleaning isn’t just for homes—it’s for entire regions of the commonwealth.

The non-profit group “Eastern Kentucky PRIDE” is holding its 20th annual Spring Cleanup this month.

An estimated more than 25,000 volunteers across 42 counties in eastern and southern Kentucky will clean up trash near homes, businesses, parks, and roadways.

PRIDE C.E.O. Tammie Wilson says more than 430,000 volunteers have participated in the Spring Cleanup over the past two decades.

“They’ve picked up nearly a million tires, 850,000 bags of trash, in addition to 183,000 tons of trash. That kinda gives you an idea of how hard our volunteers work every April.”

A cleanup along the U-S 27 roadway in Pulaski County is scheduled for tomorrow.

Other counties in the PRIDE service area are Casey, Clay, Jackson, Martin, and Rowan.