Sweeping Success: A Look Back at Sweep Up the Southeast 2023

We at Venture Unknown Foundation are beyond excited to share the incredible outcome of our recent endeavor, “Sweep Up the Southeast 2023” #SUTS23 event. It was a journey that not only tested our resolve but also showcased the power of community and environmental stewardship.

The Triumph of Teamwork
On December 2nd, 2023, something remarkable happened. Thanks to the unwavering spirit and dedication of our volunteers, we achieved a monumental task: removing a staggering 57,102 lbs of waste from 12 national forests! This accomplishment echoes our commitment to preserving and nurturing the environment.

Our heartfelt thanks go to:

USFS: For their invaluable partnership and volunteer agreement.
Morimoto Lighting: Whose donations significantly eased our supply costs.
Taruca USA: For fueling our spirits and efforts at every step.
Oscar’s Builders: The unsung heroes behind the scenes.
And You: Yes, you! For braving a rainy weekend to secure a brighter future for our planet.

Impact at a Glance:
Pounds Cleared: 57,102
Tires Collected: 302
Volunteer Force: 189
Miles Covered: 269.5
Man-hours Invested: 1198
Teams Formed: 14
States Involved: 10
Forests Cleaned: 12

Missed this year’s event? No worries! There’s always a next time, and we hope to see you in the upcoming Sweep Up the Southeast!

On the Horizon: Venture Unknown Foundation’s Future
As January 2024 approaches, we’re gearing up to unveil our website, marking a new era in our journey to Restore the Outdoors. Stay tuned and connect with us on our social media and through our Linktree https://linktr.ee/ventureunknownfoundation to be part of this exciting beginning!

Your support, whether it’s through volunteering, sharing our story, or donations, helps fuel our mission. Together, as #oneteam, we can make significant strides towards preserving our public lands!.

With gratitude and anticipation,

Venture Unknown Foundation Chairman