9 a.m. Sign-in, 10 a.m. Start
Each year hundreds of volunteers gather together to get Escanaba's downtown ready for summer. The Esky Cleanup Board along with the City of Escanaba and Escanaba DDA will be providing voluteers with materials and instructions to make the day fun and productive. It is a great, family-friendly way to give back while mingling with your friends and neighbors.
Schools, clubs, churches and individuals are invited to participate in cleaning up Escanaba's downtown area. Teams of volunteers will be assigned areas along Ludington Street, Lincoln Avenue, or Ludington Park. Gloves and trash bags are provided as are a limited number rakes, brooms, and shovels. We encourage everyone to bring their own tools if possible. Afterwards there will be a picnic at the Escanaba Marketplace with entertainment provided by Celebrations DJ Service. Check-in starts at 9am with the Cleanup kicking off at 10am and going until Noon.
The goal is to make Escanaba a better place by cleaning up. Last year we hauled away 9,000 pounds of garbage, dirt, debris, and other junk. We powerwashed sidewalks and business fronts. We got children & families involved, by reaching out to the Escanaba Upper Elementary, YMCA, Boy & Girl Scouts, and the City of Escanaba so that they would see and understand civic responsibility and pride. Escanaba has always been a great place to live and we can all help keep it that way.
We expanded the Cleanup area to cover all the way from Sears down Lincoln to Ludington Street and all the way down to Ludington Park. Teams of children cleaned the Park and Beach areas adding one of Escanaba's greatest treasures, Ludington Park, to our Cleanup for the first time. While this is our designated area we also encourage people to form groups to cleanup their own neighborhoods or community areas like Royce Park. No help is refused.
Then when all the cleanup is done we hold a picnic not just as a reward to those who helped out but so that the kids who participate see that you get back what you put in. We want to teach them that if you do good things then good things will happen to you.
Esky Cleanup works because people just like you volunteer. The Best thing you can do to help? Form a team and participate! The first and most important thing you can do is form a team and help us cleanup on May 19th. Are you a non-profit organization, service club, youth group, church group, or a collection of individuals looking to do good? Are a contractor? Handyman? Would you like to help on a project? Would you like to donate time, material, special equipment? Are you an educator? Click on the Trash Talkin link to learn more about how you can help. It's an educational program for elementary school children focusing on the Environment and civic responsibility.
If you’re someone that cares about your town we encourage you to get involved. Use the contact information below to volunteer or register a team.
Want to sponsor the event? See our Sponsor Packages Here.
Cleanup includes sweeping, raking, pulling weeds, spraying weed killer, picking up cigarette butts, picking up trash, mowing and trimming where needed, and basically giving some love and attention to each area. If possible please bring a broom or rake. We supply FREE gloves and heavy duty trash bags but we have a limited supply of brooms and rakes. Please bring your own if possible. Thank you.
All trash needs to be in a heavy duty trash bag and placed near the orange traffic cones along Ludington Street for pickup during the event.
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Below are some of the people who have helped us in 2017. We hope you'll join us and see that civic responsibility can be fun and rewarding.
Peninsula Federal Credit Union ⚫ Stenberg Bros. ⚫ Bobaloon's Cafe ⚫ Elmer's County Market ⚫ Oven King Pizza ⚫ D&M Subs ⚫ U-Call We Haul ⚫ U.P. PC Repair ⚫ For The Love Of Cupcakes ⚫ Bink's Coca-Cola ⚫ T&T True Value ⚫ Bichler Gravel & Concrete ⚫ Northern Lights YMCA ⚫ Bowl-A-Rama ⚫ Celebrations DJ Service ⚫ Sayklly's Candies ⚫ Dale & Jeanette Klein ⚫ Escanaba Public Schools ⚫ Garceau Insurance Agency ⚫ Gordon Food Service ⚫ Skradski's Funeral Home ⚫ DS-Tech ⚫