Decide if you'll be providing supplies or if the people joining you should bring their own. An easy place to pickup pre-packaged cleanup kits is through United By Blue (pictured above). If you are providing supplies, here are a few things to be sure to bring:
Do a little research on your area before you plan to head out. See what items are able to be recycled via local bins and what items you may need to take to a recycling center.
It's go time! Send a reminder on your event page to be sure no one misses your cleanup. Get there a little early to set up anything you may need to set up and to give everyone instructions on how to go about their cleaning.
HAVE FUN and THANK YOU!
Please note: It's important to be mindful of nature when going about your cleaning. Avoid unmarked areas, areas that seem unsafe, etc. Be careful in picking up trash. Use trash pickers to move things around before reaching in with just your gloves. Some trash can be sharp and potentially dangerous. Clean at your own risk!
Jamie is a musician, avid lover of nature, and a dog momma living a more sustainable life each and every day.