Pick Up Iowa
Photographer: Diane Ebert of Waterloo, IA
Pick Up Iowa 2020 Postponed
Keep Iowa Beautiful, as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is based on the enduring mission to inspire and educate people to action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Accordingly, in following Keep America Beautiful’s leadership, it is most important to keep ourselves, our friends, neighbors, and family safe and healthy. That is why we have made the decision to postpone Pick-up Iowa in support of The Great American Cleanup®. We will be announcing new dates for Pick-up Iowa when possible.
Keep Iowa Beautiful wishes you and yours good health and safety during these trying times. We will continue to follow all national, state, and local guidelines – and recommendations from the CDC and WHO. We look forward to continuing to #DoBeautifulThings together – virtually for a while, and in-person again as soon as possible.
Join communities across Iowa in cleaning up our streets, rivers, and public spaces!
Join communities across Iowa in participating in Pick Up Iowa in support of Great American Cleanup.
Your community may participate by cleaning up litter and trash along Iowa’s roadsides, neighborhoods, streets, school grounds, parks, forests, and streams.
Who may participate?
Cities, community and civic associations, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, church groups, youth groups, youth/high school/college sports teams, college groups, families and friends, business employees, hunting and fishing clubs, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, 4-H, Future Farmers of America, conservation organizations, and others can organize their members and participate in Pick Up Iowa.
When: April – May each year.
What is Pick Up Iowa?
Pick Up Iowa is part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup the nation’s largest community improvement program. It is estimated 20,000 communities participate nationwide each year.
Registered participant groups are eligible for a limited supply of free cleanup supplies such as bags and gloves donated by Keep Iowa Beautiful.
Pick Up Iowa has been postponed at this time. We will be announcing new dates for Pick Up Iowa when possible.