Downtown Yukon gets clean sweep

40-plus volunteers participate in ‘Great American Cleanup’

Volunteers gather for breakfast on Saturday, April 29 before heading out to provide a “clean sweep” of downtown Yukon as part of the 2023 Great American Cleanup. More than 40 people came out to help during the morning effort. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

More than 40 volunteers provided a “clean sweep” of Yukon Main Street.

Yukon’s annual Downtown Clean Up, which was part of the 2023 Great American Cleanup, was sponsored by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, OG&E and Yukon Stormwater.

Volunteer participants on Saturday morning, April 29 swept sidewalks, pulled weeds from sidewalk cracks, picked up debris, and performed general cleaning on Main Street between Cornwell and Garth Brooks Boulevard.

The primary clean-up area was downtown’s “historic core” in the 400 and 500 blocks of W Main.

With more help this year than in years past, volunteers were able to cover a larger area this time.

Yukon Main Street’s annual Downtown Planting Day will be 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6, as part of spring beautification efforts.

For more information, visit or call the Yukon Main Street office at (405) 350-5999.

Chance Edmonds of KO Junk Removal collects the dozens of bags of trash and debris picked up by volunteers during Yukon’s annual Downtown Clean Up on April 29 along Main Street. Edmond is a member of Yukon Main Street’s Design Point. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)