South County roadside cleanup April 9

With dumping of trash increasing on Kalamazoo County’s rural roadsides, the Kalamazoo Conservation District is planning a pick-up event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9. It’s looking for volunteers.

The pick-up will focus on South County, including Pavilion, Climax, Schoolcraft, Brady and Wakeshma townships.

The district has received a grant from Enbridge Fueling Futures and will provide all required supplies for the event such as safety vests, gloves, trash grabbers and snacks. It’s reaching out to community and civic associations, schools and youth groups, families and friends, business employees and any other group that would like to participate.

Those interested in participating, are asked to sign up at the Kalamazoo Conservation District’s website,,  to volunteer. Those with questions may call the Kalamazoo Conservation District office at 269-775-3368 or send an email to

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