Mayor leading citywide clean-up



Presumably, this photo was taken in Texas.
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  • Not our trash. But not unlike our trash.

It's another lovely day in the Colorado Springs — only slightly marred by the airborne plastic bags, the lawns filled with cigarette butts, and the remainders of someone's fast-food lunch sitting in the creek bed.

Sad to say, but the Springs is often so trashed that it's like driving through Texas.

Mayor Steve Bach wants to change that. But not by raising taxes and hiring more city workers to maintain the place; by getting you and your kids off the couch to go clean it up yourselves. Yeah, we know, you can't even get your kids to clean their rooms. But that's not curbing the mayor's enthusiasm. He's hoping citizens will join him, trash bags in hand, Sept. 15 for a citywide clean-up.

Read on, litterbugs:

Spruce up the Springs: Community Clean - Up

The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services team is inviting all residents to “spruce up” their neighborhood’s, right-of-ways, medians, easements and roadways on Saturday, September 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The City is partnering with numerous neighborhood organizations, volunteer organizations and Fort Carson to assist in a day dedicated to “Spruce up the Springs.”

“We want to bring the community together as part of the Spirit of the Springs initiative and beautify our neighborhoods. Working together, we can improve the look of our major corridors, gateways and neighborhoods,” said Karen Palus, Parks Director.

Neighborhood associations are working to assign team captains to choose a meeting place. “This is an excellent way to build community in our own neighborhoods — all across our great city,” said Mayor Steve Bach. Neighbors are encouraged to “spruce up” common areas for the GOOD of the entire Community. For more information please email: Stacy Fritts at or call 385-6519.

Those wishing to participate who are not a part of a neighborhood group can meet on the event day, at Sand Creek Soccer Stadium, 4385 Tutt Boulevard (next to Security Services Field), by 7:30 a.m. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Participants are advised to bring their own work gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses and water.

Join the City Team, Ft. Carson and others for a few hours on Saturday to make an impact and give back to the community. Make a difference and come together in the Spirit of the Springs!

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