You may have great ideas on how to clean up your community. There may be a pond that looks more like a swamp. There may be trash everywhere. There may be a hundred other issues, too. Rather than constantly talking about what you want to do, take action.
Ask for Help
The first thing you need to do is ask for help. This is not a project you can take on alone. Talk to others within your community. Let them know about your goals. Find out if they are willing to volunteer some time. When you have more people ready to roll up their sleeves, you can make more progress. You never know who has some ideas of their own as to how to make some improvements.
Rent the Needed Equipment
When you have water within your community, search for dredging equipment for rent. This will allow you to save and recover the different waterways and storm systems. Dredging through the water will make it easier to clean it up. Additional equipment that you might need include saws to cut through fallen trees, pressure washing equipment for buildings and concrete paths, and more. Make a list of the equipment that’s needed so that you have a more solidified plan of attack.
Maintain Your Efforts
Once you finish cleaning things up, you will need to maintain your efforts. Just as it took a large number of people to destroy the community, it’s going to take a large number of people to be committed to maintaining it. Set up garbage cans as a way of giving people a place to throw trash. Place signs to remind people not to litter.
Your community deserves love and attention. If no one else has provided it, you can be the one to take charge. With the right equipment and enough people, anything is possible.