Get the kids involved in giving back to Austin with some hands-on volunteering. On Saturday, April 9 you can participate in Clean Sweep, a city-wide service day spanning 130+ sites in 31 zip codes throughout Austin, hosted by Keep Austin Beautiful. This annual event results in the removal of over 29 tons of trash removed by 4,000 volunteers. Following the clean-up work, there is a fun volunteer party featuring lunch, live music, children’s environmental activities, recycled art, a unique object contest, door prizes and more at Fiesta Gardens!

kab_amwebbanner-01_1To volunteer, you can sign up online here. Clean up efforts take place from 9-11 a.m. at sites all over Austin with an after party from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens.

Volunteer Party includes:

  • Live Music from The Gents
  • Free Lunch, Drinks, Snacks, and Treats
  • Free Event T-shirts for early registrants
  • Door Prizes
  • Environmental Education Fair with hands-on activities
  • Most Unique Object Contest
  • 1 p.m. —  Fusebox Festival performance of The Biodiversity of Texas by Animal Facts Club

The Biodiversity of Texas is a one-hour long interactive, educational, and science-based performance that uses colorful backdrops, puppets, costumes, audio, and narrative to explore the wildlife and ecology of Texas. The performance takes viewers of all ages on a journey through five Texas ecosystems and briefly goes back in time to see what Austin was like 100 million years ago.

To learn more about Clean Sweep visit the Keep Austin Beautiful website.