Ald. Russell Stamper, II
Press Release

Big Clean MKE returns for citywide beautification


By - Apr 15th, 2024 03:26 pm

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II encourages residents throughout Milwaukee to join the annual Big Clean MKE initiative set to take place on Monday, April 22. The Big Clean MKE is a citywide beautification effort in memory of Special Enforcement Inspector Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz who tragically lost his life during an attempted carjacking while working for the city of Milwaukee in 2017. The Big Clean MKE is a great way for neighborhood groups, churches, and workplaces to join together in the common goal of beautifying Milwaukee and giving back to the community.

A Big Clean MKE press conference and rally will take place on Monday, April 22 at noon at Pete’s Fruit Market, 2323 N. Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Dr. The event will include a DJ, food, and cleanup in the area.

“The Big Clean MKE was started with one simple goal – to make Milwaukee the cleanest city in the country. It is that time of year again where I am asking residents from all parts of the city to join a cleanup in their area to help us achieve our goal. When the shared spaces in our neighborhoods and blocks are clean they benefit everyone, and the best way to ensure they are clean is by coming together to get the job done,” Alderman Stamper said.

More than 20 community organizations will be hosting cleanups this year, with various neighborhood cleanups taking place on Saturday, April 20, Sunday, April 21 and on Earth Day – Monday, April 22.

Those interested in volunteering can visit for a full list of participating organizations. All cleanup tools and supplies will be provided to volunteers, and many cleanup hosts will offer a volunteer appreciation lunch following the event. All volunteers will also receive a Big Clean MKE t-shirt. Event partners include Westcare Wisconsin, Inc. and Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful. The Big Clean MKE is a year-round effort with cleanups taking place throughout 2024, and any neighborhoods or community groups interested in join the movement can do so by visiting the Big Clean MKE website.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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