AMES, Iowa – Saturday over 50 volunteers are expected to help clean up Ames Campustown area with Stash the Trash. The community wide effort is a spring cleaning for the city. ISU students, and community volunteers will join forces to pick up trash, garbage, cleaning up business fronts, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Kim Hanna the Executive Director of the Campustown Action Association said Saturday’s cleanup is part of a larger year-round effort to keep the neighborhood clean. “We love the pedestrian traffic that Campustown receives all year-long,” said Hanna. “It also translates into a lot of litter in our business district.”
So each month Campustown is calling volunteers to come help with the cleanup. “By utilizing amazing volunteers each month, we are able to create a welcoming environment for our residents, and customers,” said Hanna.
The Campustown Action Association is still looking for volunteers for the months of June and September, as well as dates in October and November. A Campustown news release said they will provide the cleaning supplies, all people need to do is show up.
The Campustown Action Association is made up of 60 businesses in and around the Welch Avenue/ Lincolnway area south of campus. The district stretches from Ash to Sheldon Avenue east to west, and from Lincolnway to Knapp, north to south.