Florence holding flood trash cleanup day

Florence is looking for volunteers to help clean up the trash around town brought on by flood waters.

It’s no secret that there’s been a lot of flooding here in the Tennessee Valley recently. With the high water levels came a large amount of trash that has gotten swept all over the area.

Now, the City of Florence is looking to do its part by getting rid of all that unsightly trash. Florence Mayor Steve Holt has issued a challenge to organizations, businesses and residents to clean up their city.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 16 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Mayor Holt, City Council members and Florence City employees will be in attendance, as well as organizations like Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful.

Anyone looking to volunteer should meet in the parking lot at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum or other previously designated areas.

Last year, nearly 10,000 pounds of garbage were collected, and Florence is hoping the turnout will be enough to collect even more litter this year.

You can register to clean up anywhere in town. Vests, gloves, bags, water and breakfast will all be provided.

If you would like to register, click here.

For more information, call 256-760-6498 or check out the Facebook Event page.