People picking up trash on a green field and putting trash in bags

April 1, 2021 – The Great American Cleanup is Saturday, April 24, 2021. Volunteers can select from 20 different locations within the Pikes Peak Region.

To volunteer, please register at

Designed to aesthetically improve our environment, creating cleaner parks, streetscapes, and public spaces, the Great American Cleanup initiative promotes community unity and beautification across the country. 2021 marks the 23rd anniversary of the initiative. The Pikes Peak Region has participated since 2016.

Springtime means many beautiful things: flowers, baby animals, temperatures above freezing, and litter free outdoor recreation areas. The Great American Cleanup sponsored by the Pikes Peak Partners is encouraging you to come out and help to give the Pikes Peak region a spring cleaning.

The Great American Cleanup for the Pikes Peak Region is a coalition consisting El Paso County, City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, City of Fountain, Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District, Friends of Palmer Park, Gold Hill Mesa, Infinite Disposal, Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful, City of Manitou Springs, Town of Monument, Pikes Peak Community College, Peaks N Pines Brewing Company, PikeRide, UC health, and UpaDowna.

Every year more than 60 million pounds of litter and debris are collected by millions of volunteers throughout the country. In 2019, El Paso county collected more than 1,300 volunteers collected 1,934 bags of refuse at local parks, trails, creeks, roads, and town centers. Civic organizations, churches, scout groups, school groups, and individuals are encouraged to participate in the 2021 Cleanup.

Site Coordinators will host volunteer check-in sites beginning at 9 a.m. at all locations around the region. Bags and safety vests will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, sunscreen, and refillable water bottles. Youth under 16 years old must be supervised by an adult.

For more information check the web at or contact Kathy Andrew by phone at (719) 520-7879 or email at