(WKBN) – Several community clean-ups took place Saturday all over the Valley.
In Mill Creek Park, around 200 people gathered in different areas to pick up litter. Cub Scout Packs, Scout Troops, YSU students and First Energy employees all took part.
Over on the south side, members of the Youngstown Lifeguard Academy cleaned up Falls Playground.
They did this in hopes of encouraging other young people to get involved in making their block, neighborhood and city a better and more beautiful place to grow up and live.
In Liberty Township people were doing their part to spruce up the town they live and work in.
More than 30 volunteers showed up for the township’s annual litter cleanup day.
Township trustees, the zoning officer, police officers and people who live in Liberty all pitched in to pick up trash along the roadways.
Girard Municipal Court Judge Jeffrey Adler also provided the court’s van and additional volunteers through the court’s community service program.
“We are helping picking up trash around our neighborhood,” said Brooke Burton of Liberty when asked about the importance of the clean-up.
“To keep our environment safe,” added Lila Jones or Liberty when asked about the importance of the clean-up.
“Well, it just brings pride back to Liberty. I mean, I think Liberty needs their pride and try to get the pride back,” said Greg Cizmar, a township trustee.
Last year’s litter clean-up was canceled because of the pandemic.