A group of kids took the lead in cleaning up some Cedar Rapids neighborhoods on Saturday, collecting trash and picking up garbage to help beautify the city.

The kids invaded the Oak Hill Jackson neighborhood for a cleanup event that is part of an overall effort sponsored by the City of Cedar Rapids to clean up trash around the city. The youngsters aged 9 to 12 worked removing trash throughout the day, despite a light drizzle of rain.

Previous spring cleans were held in the Northwest, Wellington Heights and Taylor Area neighborhoods, but on Saturday, about half the volunteers were kids.

Dressed in their rain boots, sneakers and hoodies, the rain didn’t slow them down.

KCRG reports there are more Cedar Rapids neighborhood cleanups are scheduled soon, the next one is Kenwood Park on May 19 and then in the Westdale area on June 22.