The city of Leavenworth's annual Citywide Spring Clean-Up will come a little early this year, and officials already are seeking volunteers.

The city of Leavenworth's annual Citywide Spring Clean-Up will come a little early this year, and officials already are seeking volunteers.

Volunteers will be helping to clean up parks, other public areas and neighborhoods around the city.

"A lot of people look for volunteer opportunities and this is just two or three hours," said Melissa Bower, public information officer for the city.

The Citywide Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for April 6.
Bower said the event traditionally has been held during the third week of April. She said this year's event will be held earlier to coincide with the city brush site's free first Saturday for Leavenworth residents and to prevent a conflict with a Fort Leavenworth yard sale event.

The Citywide Spring Clean-Up still will have the traditional kick-off celebration, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. April 6 at Richard W. Warren Middle School.

For the Citywide Spring Clean-Up, the city is divided into a grid with more than 50 sections. Volunteer groups are assigned to specific grid areas.

"They can request grids," Bower said.

She said some large groups take on more than one grid section.

Volunteer groups can include organizations such as social and civic service associations, church groups, scouting groups, businesses and school groups.

The city will provide latex gloves and trash bags for the volunteers. Volunteers also will receive T-shirts and one-day passes to the Wollman Park Aquatic Center.

Forms for volunteer groups can be found at the Riverfront Community Center or on the city's website, www.lvks.org.Bower asks that forms be returned to her office by March 1.

"I have to get a list of who all wants a T-shirt," Bower said.

And she said having the information early helps with organizing the grid.She said people still can volunteer after the March 1 deadline but it is better for them to sign up early.