Mandan Cancels Litter Clean-Up Day

Volunteers Still Encouraged to Take On Routes through May

City of Mandan staff and Community Beautification Committee Chair Luci Snowden are canceling the Community Litter Clean-Up Day that had been scheduled for Saturday, April 30.

“The decision is based on volunteer input with a weather forecast for a very rainy, cold and windy day on top of already wet and snowy ditches,” says City Administrator Jim Neubauer, “Current and forecasted conditions do not bode well for litter clean-up or the safety and health of volunteers.”

Mandan’s annual Litter Clean-Up Day is executed with help from many staff, volunteers and supporters. Organizers point to challenges in rescheduling the event involving upwards of 200 people, but note clean-up of garbage in roadway ditches is important to community appearance and best accomplished before grass grows and mowing begins. Organizers are offering volunteers an alternative approach to cleaning routes throughout the city.

Here’s how you can help. Volunteers already enlisted as well as other groups and individuals are asked to take responsibility for picking up litter along various routes during the month of May. The City and Keep North Dakota Clean will provide supplies, route guidance, t-shirts, and the opportunity to be eligible for prize drawings. To sign up for a route, please contact Communications and Community Services Coordinator Kari Schmidt via e-mail or by calling 701-667-3478 to make arrangements. Find information about available routes at

City officials thank all volunteers, supporters and organizers for their time, donations and understanding during this time of unusual spring weather.