UMATILLA —Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is inviting volunteers to participate in a community cleanup, sponsored by Waste Corporation of America (WCA), from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16 at two Umatilla locations – 58 Cassady St. and Southside Ball Park – 17107 Ball Park Road.
Residents are encouraged to clean their homes, yards and dispose of any excess trash, passenger car tires, or any items that could hold water and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Lake County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will also be on site at the 58 Cassady St. location to accept household hazardous waste, paint, fuel and more.
KLB will provide gloves, safety vests, trash bags and water to those helping to clean the community. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, or be accompanied by an adult; participants should wear proper attire, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Residents are also encouraged to use the county’s Litter Reporter website https://gis.lakecountyfl.gov/crowdsource/to help pinpoint areas in need of a cleanup. The Litter Reporter is viewable on mobile devices and desktop computers, and lets users submit data about a particular area, as well as attach corresponding photos. Keep Lake Beautiful will monitor submissions and propose cleanup efforts and community events as needed.
Since its launch, KLB has hosted or partnered on more than two dozen projects including community and waterway cleanups, roadside litter pickups, neighborhood and school beautification events, tree plantings and household hazardous waste collection events. KLB is seeking motivated community-minded volunteers to mobilize within their neighborhoods to spread KLB’s mission of beautifying Lake County by engaging the community. To register as a volunteer or to become a sponsor of future events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/KLB, call 352-253-1660, or sign up at the event.