Badlands IV, IP edition

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and International Paper will host an “Operation Clean Sweep” event today at the Carver Park at 208 Webb Street in Cantonment.

International Paper will provide lunch for volunteers and neighbors in Carver Park, as well as distributing backpacks and Frisbees for neighborhood children. The event begins at 8 a.m.

The focus of “Operation Clean Sweep” is to work with neighborhood watch groups, residents, churches and business owners to control and prevent the damaging effects of criminal activity through eradication, enforcement and education.

The Operation Task Force works closely with Escambia County Animal Control, Environmental Law Enforcement, the United States military, Escambia County Roads and Bridges and neighborhood watch groups to clean up neighborhoods and educate citizens on preventive measures that could be implemented to minimize possible crimes.