Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Community Events
Keep Bakersfield Beautiful is preparing for the year ahead and needs your support.
Earth Month is April, and the Keep Bakersfield Beautiful team says they are already gearing up for two big events that month. One is to celebrate the group’s 20-year commitment to the community, as well as the Great American Clean-up. Organizers say they are working on other ways to continue helping clean up our neighborhoods.
“A committee to help empower individuals in our community to make this place a better home and a place to visit,” says Jessica Felix of Keep Bakersfield Beautiful.
Felix adds that the majority of volunteers, who over the decades have numbered more than 130,000, have cleaned up more than 4 million pounds of trash, illegal dumps and debris. Volunteers also help build and maintain community gardens, plant trees and decorate utility boxes.
The utility box murals program also enjoys sponsorship and helps local artists engage and be involved in the community. Felix says they’re working on revamping these programs and using community input to do so, calling it “a committee for the community by the community.”
The Keep Bakersfield Beautiful team held a special strategic planning meeting on Saturday morning to outline their plan for the year and add other initiatives. They say more details will be released in the coming weeks, including for their main event in April, where organizers hope to have thousands of volunteers to help clean up communities.
Felix says the group is always looking for more people to get involved.
“If you want to volunteer in this city, Keep Bakersfield Beautiful can put you to work, trust us,” says Felix.
If you are interested in volunteering or getting involved, you can find more information on the website, KeepBakersfieldBeautiful.us. Here you will find ways to volunteer, news about current events and sponsorship opportunities.