2nd Annual Spring Cleanup announced

Mayor Nutter's second annual spring cleanup will be Saturday, April 4, the administration just announced.

Check out the press release below:

     Join Mayor Nutter on Tuesday, March 10th at 10:30am to officially announce the 2nd Annual Philly Spring Cleanup! The announcement will take place at Athletic Recreation Center located at 26th and Master Streets in North Philadelphia. The 2nd Annual Philly Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009. Last year the Cleanup focused on removing litter and debris off of our streets, parks and recreation centers. Our efforts helped remove over 2.5 million pounds of trash from our City. Athletic Rec. Center will also be one of the clean-up sites this year, hosting more than 150 volunteers.
“Building Sustainable Communities” will be the focus of this year’s cleanup. “This year, we are focusing on beautification and litter prevention efforts. Removing trash and debris from our neighborhoods is an important factor; however it takes a significant amount of energy and resources to continually clean areas that have been overcome with litter, trash and illegal dumping,” said Carlton Williams, Deputy Streets Commissioner. “We need to develop solutions to prevent the recurrence of litter in neighborhoods that continuously plague our communities.”
Beautification projects have been an effective strategy to reduce litter and illegal dumping in our neighborhoods. Planting trees, painting murals, installing planters and renovating parks and recreation centers are all key strategies for preventing illegal dumping, vandalism and neglect. 
Therefore, the City of Philadelphia is inviting all neighborhood groups, block captains, civic organizations, non-profit organizations, community development corporations and business associations to partner with the City on Saturday, April 4th to help Build Sustainable Communities. The City is requesting community organizations and neighborhood groups to identify and plan projects for this year’s Philly Spring Clean Up.

These projects helped make a noticeable difference and have been effective in building healthy and sustainable communities. This year we are looking for projects that meet this goal. The City will provide limited support to help you meet your community project goals. These items include paint, gloves, and trash bags. The City will also assist with services including assigning volunteers and assisting with trash collection and debris removal.  

The City will be selecting 5 - 10 top signature projects that will be highlighted. The signature projects will be highlighted on the Philly Spring Clean Up website at www.phillyspringcleanup.com. To be eligible for City support, organizations must complete the application for the Clean Up and meet all of the criteria established. Organizations can visit www.phillyspringcleanup.com to receive an application and a list of criteria. Completed applications must be faxed or emailed by Friday, March 20, 2009 to:
 Fax:     215-686-7812
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2nd Annual Philly Spring Cleanup

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