FLINT TWP. — The weather did not cooperate with plans for the first Flint Township Gateway Corridor Beautification Project clean-up scheduled last Saturday.
Hundreds of volunteers including a group of local college students were expected to help pick up trash along I-75 entrance and exit ramps at Miller, Corunna and Bristol roads.
Only a work crew from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department showed up, despite the early morning rain.
A rain date for the project has been moved to Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Same as before, volunteers are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Comfort Inn, 2361 Austin Parkway. Snacks and lunch will be provided and MDOT will provide transportation to and from work sites.
A volunteer release form is posted on the Flint Township web site at www.flinttownship.org. Participants are asked to email the form in advance or bring it to the event on May 31.
Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller approached the Collaborative to ask for help in recruiting volunteers. The township plans to use grant money to cut the grass along the highway entrance and exit ramps.
At the township board’s May 5 meeting, Miller publicly thanked the Sheriff’s work crew for the work they did last Saturday which resulted in several trash bags of trash gathered along the Miller Road exit ramps.
Volunteers from the community are welcome but must be at least 16 years old. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.