On the heels of May’s successful clean up, Five Points South is gearing up for its July Clean & Clear event. Clean & Clear Five Points South is a quarterly cleanup event in partnership with area stakeholders. From trash collection to clearing sidewalks and planting flowers, this is your day to give back to Five Points South.
“Volunteering for Clean & Clear we hope will become a staple for residents, visitors and business owners,” Steve Alexander said. “There are always many projects and needs to tackle and we hope to see how much our community can get done during these events.”
“It’s a great opportunity for area residents, visitors and businesses to explore the area while giving some TLC,” Alexander said. “Also, if anyone in the community notices a troublesome spot—litter, graffiti, etc.—we can add it to the list to address during the next during Clean & Clear.”
Last quarter we had Clean & Clear on March 27th and May 20th. In total, 80 volunteers joined us for 240 hours of volunteer work. We cleaned and cleared 1,928 feet of sidewalk and alley, collecting a whopping 2,580 pounds of trash and debris! We hope that beautification efforts like this will help create a higher quality of life by attracting visitors and residents, reducing crime, encouraging new businesses, and creating pride in Five Points South. Thank you so much to everyone who participated!
So are YOU ready to participate in the July Clean & Clear?? Anyone can! From church members to area residents and merchants, we’ll find a place and tasks for everyone. Sign up as an individual or gather a team by clicking HERE!
Impact from May 20th
Whether you’re planning on visiting Birmingham for The World Games 2022 in just a few weeks, or you’re a local looking to explore your city and find some hidden gems, we’ve got an awesome list of public spaces for you to check out! We’ve put together a short list of some of the places we think you should check out, but we encourage you to get out and see what else you can find.
We are almost one month out from The World Games 2022! This vibrant event will be transformative for Downtown, and we want you to be a part of it! If you consider yourself a lover of Downtown Birmingham and are the friend that always knows where to go or what to do Downtown, this might be the perfect fit for you. We invite you to become a Downtown Ambassador Volunteer and help Birmingham put its best foot forward!
This Friday, May 20th, we will be having a (20th) Street Party (which you can read more about here) to celebrate the end of our Birmingham Green Refresh! While this certainly calls for a celebration, the party doesn’t stop there. We will still be adding some finishing touches to the street after the (20th) Street Party. These additional touches will help make Birmingham’s main street more vibrant, interactive, and efficient! Additions will include smart trash cans, free libraries, street performers, and more!