Great American Cleanup Needs Help In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – The Keep Las Cruces Beautiful program is seeking volunteers to help with the Great American Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 16.

The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide event focusing on litter cleanup and beautification. The morning-long event is a great opportunity for groups, organizations, businesses and all residents to join in the effort of keeping Las Cruces clean.

During the 2010 Great American Cleanup approximately nine tons of litter was collected from throughout the city. The goal this year is to collect at least 18 tons of litter. This year's event will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers receive a "Toss No Mas" t-shirt and a free lunch hosted by Wal-Mart.

Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, part of the Las Cruces Police Department's Codes Enforcement Section, is asking volunteers to pre-register for the cleanup by calling (575) 528-4723. Volunteers can also register online at and clicking the Keep Las Cruces Beautiful link.

For more information on the Great American Cleanup, contact Craig Fenske at (575) 528-4723 or TTY at (575) 528-4197.