Independence civic leaders have set a second-annual Community Cleanup for Monday, and they are still looking for help.
“We’re really short of volunteers for that event,” organizer Tom Waters said Wednesday.
Last year’s event in early June drew hundreds of volunteers, who picked up litter in some high-profile spots.
This year organizers set out to expand it, including the involvement of hundreds of students from Fort Osage, William Chrisman, Van Horn and Truman high schools. At least 150 students have signed up, and they will work from 11 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Adult volunteers will be out earlier, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The cleanup will be focused on six areas: Missouri 291 and Truman Road, 23rd Street and M-291, 39th Street and M-291, Interstate 70 and Noland Road, and two locations in the I-70/U.S. 40 area, as well as some city parks.
Organizers want people sign up before they show up. Do that at www.ichamber,biz.