To help celebrate Earth Day this year, the Macon-Bibb County Parks & Recreation Department will hold neighborhood cleanups around several of its recreation centers on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. At each site, there will be Kids Earth Day Crafts, and the Department will provide volunteers with gloves, bags, and vests.

To participate, people can meet any time between 10:00 a.m. and noon at: Frank Johnson Community Center (2227 Mercer University Drive), Bloomfield Park Recreation Center (4115 Lions Place), Memorial Park Recreation Center (763 Long Street), LH Williams Community Center (325 Pursley Street), Rosa Jackson Recreation Center (1211 Maynard Street), Theron Ussery Recreation Center (815 North Macon Park Drive), or Delores Brooks Recreation Center (3326 Ocmulgee East Blvd).

“Protecting open space, connecting people to nature, and engaging communities in conservation practices is one of the three pillars of the National Recreation and Park Association,” says Parks and Recreation Director Reggie Moore. “We all play a vital role in protecting our environment, the Macon-Bibb community must continue being an advocate for protecting public resources.”

This effort is part of Macon-Bibb County’s efforts to improve the Quality of Life for people living in all areas of the community, as outlined in its national award-winning Forward Together Strategic Plan. Other efforts include the Macon-Bibb County Earth Day & Awards Celebration held on Wednesday, April 19 and the Public Works and Solid Waste Departments supporting neighborhood cleanups in the Kings Park and Country Estates communities on April 15 and 17.

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