Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced a new community litter campaign set to run for the month of April.
Recently Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski called on County residents and organizations to help reduce litter that degrades communities and threatens waterways. BaltCo Litter Blitz 2022 is a grassroots outreach effort that invites groups of any size in Baltimore County to “team up to tackle litter” by hosting community litter cleanups during the month of April and reporting their results.
According to the press release:
“Earth Month is the perfect time to reflect on how our personal actions make a difference in our neighborhoods and our local environment,” said Olszewski. “By involving a broad network of community groups, faith-based organizations, environmental watershed partners, businesses, families, students and others, we hope that this giant outdoor ‘spring cleaning’ creates a meaningful impact on our accumulated litter and highlights the problems litter creates in our communities and waterways.”
Details and resources for the initiative, including a registration form, a cleanup checklist, social media toolkit, an interactive cleanup map, and real-time results dashboard, are all accessible via the County’s website. Upon request, the County provides contractor bags and safety gloves to registered cleanups while supplies last and trash pickups for large cleanups.
The Litter Blitz initiative is a partnership between the County Executive’s Office and three Baltimore County departments – Public Works and Transportation, Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and Recreation and Parks.