Community Enhancements Keep Chesterfield Beautiful Team Partners with Virginia State University in "Giving Back to the Community"
On January 21, 2019, seventy three students participated in the "Give Back to the Community" in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The students divided into three teams to pick up litter and debris on campus, roadside ravines and sections of River Road. The teams worked hard in bitter cold weather conditions to enhance the beauty of the community that represents Virginia State University.
Congratulations to the students for removing 1,075 pounds of litter and debris from the college area. The students are eager to continue to keep Virginia State University and Chesterfield County clean and green.
Giving Back to the Community
The Department of Community Enhancement received a call from a resident in the Deer Run subdivision offering free wood to those in need. Rich Billingsley, License Inspector for the county suggested that the department gather a team to retrieve the wood, split it and deliver to an ill resident in the Normandale community. Rich, along with his daughter Katie and son Travis, and Shane Bailey, a Community Enhancement Code Compliance officer went to work. The recipient was grateful to have the wood for heat as winter is fast approaching. Teamwork at its best!
VSU Students Honored the College by Keeping it Clean
After VSU’s homecoming on October 20, 2018, student volunteers from Phi Beta Sigma Incorporated and AbStrakt Entertainment joined forces as the “Aftermath Campus Clean-Up”. They picked up litter on Chesterfield Avenue, the front of MPC and parts of River Road. They collectively picked up over 20 bags of trash. A big “thank you” from the Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team!
Community Clean-Up Events
Chesterfield County's Department of Community Enhancement offers various volunteer opportunities. In alignment with the County's vision, Community Enhancement is hosting neighborhood clean-up events in 2019, to include litter pickup, grass cutting, raking leaves, mulching, planting flowers, painting, and other tasks as needed to help beautify the neighborhoods.
All volunteers who plan to participate in a community clean-up event, must be registered (this includes youth). If the event indicates adults must be present, youth and adults must register as a team. If allowed on the project, any youth volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a parent-signed youth waiver to the project.
Adopt - A - Spot Program
Is there a spot in your neighborhood that could look better if only someone would take the time to clean it up? You can make a difference by taking ownership of just a small piece of Chesterfield County as your “adopted spot.” By volunteering to remove unsightly litter, your neighborhood, civic, school or church group will be active partners in this beautification endeavor and assist the county in achieving its goal to be responsible protectors of the environment.
Keep Chesterfield Beautiful Program, part of the Department of Community Enhancement, is looking for volunteers for the Adopt-A-Spot Program. This program allows organizations, businesses, and individuals to adopt smaller, more-secure areas, instead of busy roadways. A spot may be a park, school grounds, vacant lot, parking lot, walkway, median strip, street, or entry way. The county will provide garbage bags and reflective vests as needed.
Take pride in your community by helping to keep just one site beautiful and litter-free.
If you are interested in attending any of our Volunteer Opportunities, please contact Pam Cooper at [email protected] or call 804-751-2227.