Keep the Midlands Beautiful Earth Day clean-up in the Booker Washington Heights Neighborhood

April 18, 2022

On Saturday, April 23rd, the City of Columbia joins Keep the Midlands Beautiful for their Earth Day/Spotless Service Saturday clean-up in the Booker Washington Heights Neighborhood. The City of Columbia encourages anyone who would like to assist with this Earth Day clean-up to please register at

“We’re excited to be working with ‘Keep the Midlands Beautiful’ to make everyone feel proud to be in Columbia, says Mayor Daniel J. Rickenmann. “By working to make our streets cleaner, we will show that every zip code in our city has something great to offer.”

“I encourage all residents in the Booker Washington Heights Neighborhood and the surrounding areas to join in and volunteer during the community cleanup,” says District II Councilman Edward McDowell. “Let’s make Spotless Service Saturday a success.”

Volunteers for the clean-up will meet at the Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant St., at 9:00 a.m. to receive their supplies, attend a safety briefing and begin their clean-up efforts. At 12:30 p.m., volunteers will return to the center to drop off supplies and enjoy a free lunch provided by Keep the Midlands Beautiful. Volunteers will also receive a gift from Keep the Midlands Beautiful and will have a chance to win an additional prize for collecting the most litter that day!

“We, at Keep the Midlands Beautiful (KMB), are very excited to host our April Spotless Service Saturday/Earth Day Cleanup in the Booker Washington Heights Community as part of The Great American Cleanup,” says Ebonee Gadson, Executive Director of Keep the Midlands Beautiful. “As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Columbia, we understand it’s historical significance and appreciate the community for allowing us to partner with them and sponsor this event.  Together, we can take action that creates meaningful change to ensure Booker Washington Heights, and neighborhoods across the City of Columbia, are litter free, cleaner and greener, and can be enjoyed for generations to come.


About Spotless Service Saturdays

Keep the Midlands Beautiful started the Spotless Service Saturday initiative to address highly littered areas in the Midlands with monthly cleanups hosted by our team! Cleanup locations rotate each month in the three areas KMB serves – Richland County, Lexington County, and the City of Columbia. This event grew from a collaboration with UofSC ‘Service Saturday’.


About Keep the Midlands Beautiful

The mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in our communities through litter prevention, recycling and beautification.