Thousands of Volunteers Cleaning Up Parts of Eastern and Southern Kentucky

Apr 15, 2018

These volunteers participated in the 2017 Spring Cleanup event at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.
Credit Eastern Kentucky PRIDE

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 during the month of April.

An estimated 25,000-30,000 volunteers across 42 counties in eastern and southern Kentucky will clean up trash near homes, businesses, parks, and roadways.

PRIDE President and CEO 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 kind of gives you an idea of how hard our volunteers work every April.”

Clinton County volunteers helped during the 2017 Spring Cleanup.
Credit Eastern Kentucky PRIDE

A cleanup along the U.S. 27 roadway in Pulaski County is scheduled for April 17.

Cleanups are also scheduled for Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park in Cumberland County on April 21, and at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park on April 28.

A map of PRIDE’s service area is here.