Cordova Cleanup Day is back

CHS students take the lead — join them 10 a.m. to noon April 23

The Cordova High School Student Council in conjunction with the Cordova Chamber of Commerce and community partners is pleased to announce that the annual community-wide event, Cordova Clean-Up Day, will return this year as an in-person one-day event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23. Please note that the City’s Free Dump Day (for safe disposal of items from personal property) is scheduled as a separate event on Sept. 24. The focus of Cordova Cleanup Day is to clean our shared public spaces by picking up loose trash around town. Let’s spring clean our town and have fun while doing it!

Team Rubio Roost picked up 11 bags of litter during last year’s Cordova Cleanup Week. Photo courtesy of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce

Participants should arrive at Cordova High School between 10 a.m. and noon to pick up trash collection bags and disposable gloves. Specially-marked dumpsters will be placed in town for volunteers to drop their full Cleanup Day bags.

All Cordova Cleanup Day participants will be entered into a raffle drawing to win gift cards to local Cordova businesses. To be entered to win prizes, please make sure to fill out the Cleanup Day online registration form, links to which will be available at the high school when you pick up trash bags and gloves. Student Council representatives will be available on-site to help with online registration and can answer any questions. Come pitch in to help make our shared public spaces a bit cleaner and win some fun prizes.

Team Native Conservancy picks up several bags of litter during last year’s event. Photo courtesy of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce

Planning partners for this year include Cordova High School Student Council, Cordova Chamber of Commerce, City of Cordova Refuse Department, and Chugach National Forest – Cordova Ranger District with major support from the Native Village of Eyak and local business sponsors. Learn more at cordovachamber.com/cordova-cleanup-day. If you have any questions or would like to donate to sponsor this year’s event, please contact Cordova Chamber of Commerce by phone at (907) 424-6270 or via email to programs@cordovachamber.com.

A full carload picked up by 2021 Cordova Cleanup champs, Cordova Adventure Cats. Photo courtesy of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce