overview

when

April 29, 2019

where

Check-in at 8am in Miller Plaza, 850 Market Street. All downtown districts and many surrounding neighborhoods like Hill City, Glenwood and Highland Park are targeted for Clean and Green efforts.

what

At check-in, you’ll receive supplies, your assigned cleaning area, a complimentary breakfast and volunteer freebies. All we need you to bring is the manpower.

who

Anyone! From large companies to individuals, families with young children to college students, we’ll find a place and tasks for everyone. Sign up as an individual or gather a team.

Why Clean & Green

Since 2011, over 5,400 volunteers have made Clean and Green a huge success. And we know that beautification efforts like Clean and Green create a higher quality of life by attracting visitors, residents, reducing crime, encouraging new businesses and instilling pride in the city we all call home.

Results to Date

Over 7,900 bags of trash have been collected; graffiti has been removed from over 115 buildings and monuments; 55 city blocks and multiple neighborhoods have been cleaned 10 times; downtown greenery has been added; and problems with city infrastructure like vandalism, potholes and damaged bus stops have been reported.

2018 special projects were:
  • Landscaping projects at Little Miss Mag Early learning Center, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga Public Library, and Creative Discovery Museum
  • Garden projects at Siskin Children’s Institute and Hope for the Inner City
  • Mural at Chatt smoke House
  • Crosswalk Street Mural on the 800 block of Georgia Avenue
  • Community Park Projects at Tatum Park, East Lake Duck Pond and Springvale Park
  • Mosaic tile art projects at Hart Galley and Blue Goose Hollow Trailhead on the Tennessee Riverwalk
  • Outdoor learning area improvements at Battle Academy
  • Mulching of downtown tree beds
2017 special projects were:
  • Playground cleanups at Siskin Children’s Institute and Little Miss Mag Early Learning Center
  • Two community murals; one on E MLK Boulevard and one on the 800 block of Broad Street
  • Stage staining at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center
  • A Chickamauga Dam River Cleanup
  • Baker Hill Neighborhood lot cleanup and painting projects
  • Public art installation cleaning
  • 52 bike lane planters replanted
  • Art projects and sign installation at Battle Academy
  • An invasive plant species removal at Renaissance Park
  • A community garden replanting in Oak Hills
  • An alleyway cleanup in Orchard Knob
2016 special projects were:
  • Landscaping projects at Normal Park Museum Magnet
  • Raised garden planting and art projects at the Hart Gallery
  • Raised garden planting and playground cleanup at Little Miss Mag early Learning Center
  • A playground cleanup at Siskin Children’s Institute
  • A community mural and raised garden bed planting at the Downtown YMCA
  • Downtown tree bed mulching and pressure washing
  • Painting of a pavilion at Ted Bryant Sr. Park

Thanks to Our Sponsors and Partners

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise

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City of Chattanooga

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