Formerly known as Village Pride, the committee now known as Keep Hot Springs Village Beautiful  met to organize the first road cleanup project of 2018 scheduled for March 17.
John Tidquist told the groups’ goals and responsibilities for roadside trash pickup in HSV.
Groups actively involved in the scheduled trash collections are Altrusa, Unitarian Univeralist Village Church, Balboa Yacht Club, Boomers Rock, Breakfast Lions, Christ of the Hills Methodist Church, Couples Golf, East End Neighborhood, Evening Lions, HSV Rotary, Kiwanis of Greater HSV, Morning Kiwanis, Military Officers Association, Sacred Heart Men’s Club and the HSV Woodworkers.
Police Chief, Ricky Middleton, said his staff would be ready to meet challenges of traffic moving too fast during the scheduled days, as well as information on reflective apparel, protective gloves and adequate tools to pick up litter along the roadsides.
Middleton indicated if any peculiar item is found and may be questionable, a unit will be sent to identify if it may be a problem. In addition, he also asked if any large amounts of trash that can be identified by printed names on the debris, it should also be brought to their attention.
Mary Ann Kennedy reviewed road responsibilities for each group of volunteers. She also said coffee and doughnuts will be provided at two locations, ReMax and the Coronado Center. Scheduled dates for this year’s pickups are March 17, June 23 and Oct. 13.
For more information on how you or your organization can assist, contact Mary Ann Kennedy at 501-915-9086 or email her at