Clean Evansville Targets Downtown & Riverfront for Monthly Clean-up


City of Evansville SealThe Downtown Evansville riverfront will be buzzing with activity this Saturday, July 13, as Clean Evansville volunteers pick-up litter in parks along the Ohio River and nearby neighborhoods from 8 to 9:30 a.m., then gather at the Four Freedoms Monument at 10 a.m. to participate in a community video coordinated by the grassroots group We Are Evansville.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke encourages as many people as possible to participate in both community projects. “The Clean Evansville litter pick-up and the We Are Evansville community video are great ways to show your community pride while beautifying our parks and some of the oldest areas of the city,” Winnecke said. “It doesn’t cost money to pick-up trash, and it’s gratifying to see how much better neighborhoods looks when everyone pitches in to help.”

Clean Team volunteers will gather on city property near the Pagoda for a wrap-up ceremony at 9:45 a.m. After the wrap-up, volunteers will converge on Riverside Drive in front of the Four Freedoms Monument to shoot a community pride video. The video and photos from the public will be incorporated into a community video that will be posted online at Photographs are still being accepted and should be emailed to:

“We need approximately 400 people to spell out ‘Evansville,’ ” said Pam Hight, an organizer with the We Are Evansville movement. “If you don’t have one of the #WeAreEvv T-shirt, any brightly-colored shirt will do. Just be at the riverfront by 10 a.m. and be ready to show your community spirit.”

Approximately 50 #WeAreEvv T-shirts are still available at the Department of Parks & Recreation, 100 E. Walnut St. The shirts cost $5-$7 dollars, depending on the size, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Evansville Parks Foundation.

Team Leader: Mayor Winnecke, Kelly Coures

MEET- Parking lot, Sunrise Park

ROUTE- Do Sunrise Park, to include Kid’s Kingdom


Team Leader: Dona Bergman

MEET- Parking lot, Sunset Park

ROUTE- Do Sunset Park


Team Leader: Darren Stearns,

MEET- Intersection of Parrett and Washington. Tyler Interior’s parking lot.

ROUTE- Do area bounded by Washington/Parrett east on Washington to Judson

Judson to Chandler

Chandler to 2nd

2nd to Washington


Team Leader: Mike Shopmeyer, Carol McClintock

MEET: Intersection of 2nd and Shawnee/Adams (Haynie’s Corner Fountain)

ROUTE: Do area bounded by Shawnee Dr. at 2nd to Sunset Ave.

Sunset Ave. to Veteran’s Memorial Parkway/Riverside

Veteran’s Memorial Parkway/Riverside to Oak

Oak to 2nd

2 nd to Chandler

Chandler to 1st


Team Leader: Kathy Oxby, Timothy Weir

MEET: Vectren Parking Lot, Riverside and Vine, north of the building.

ROUTE- Do area bounded by Court to Riverside

Riverside to Cherry

Cherry to 2nd

2nd to Court


Team Leader: Janet Heldt-Baas

MEET: Entrance to Riverfront Park

Route: Do Riverside Park and follow the Greenway to Chestnut

NOTES: Spread out your teams and do the boundaries as well as the side streets within.

Do not do the levee south of the Greenway- do the Greenway.