Over the past week, we have received numerous requests from people and organizations wanting to volunteer in helping cleaning up the New Albany Riverfront. On Sunday, March 4th, the City of New Albany is inviting volunteers to join us for a riverfront cleanup event from 12pm-5pm. City personnel will be on site to assist and supervise, along with public safety personnel to oversee the event. The Salvation Army will also be on site and has offered to provide food and water to volunteers wishing to help.
We are asking anyone interested in participating to come to the Overlook near the Riverfront Amphitheater to check-in at 12pm. Please do not attempt to drive or park on Water Street where volunteers will be working.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes, boots, and gloves, and bring small tools like shovels and leaf rakes.
“New Albany is a city filled with generous and caring people, and we are thrilled with the community response and those wishing to give back,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan. “Thankfully, our infrastructure improvements have helped hold off the vast majority of water from reaching neighborhoods and homes, and our flood wall and levee system did its job. Thanks in advance to the residents, businesses, and organizations that donate their time and energy to this community service project.”
Due to insurance purposes, volunteers will be required to sign a waiver at check-in. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to volunteer, a parent or guardian will need to fill out the waiver for you. See below for a link for the volunteer waiver. If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian fill out the form and bring it with you to the event.