Mayor’s Spring Cleanup: multiple opportunities for fun, beautification

Written by on April 17, 2013 in Featured, Neighborhood News - No comments

Kurt Schiller's truck full of metal for recyling - Photo by Jan Mooney

John Turpin hands up some trash to Kurt Schiller of the Upper Fell's Point Improvement Association. Spring cleanup events are all over the Southeast this weekend. See page 10. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Spring Cleanup, held citywide this Saturday, is an opportunity for local communities to beautify their streets, sidewalks and alleys. Many neighborhood associations within the Guide’s coverage areas are holding special cleanup events. All events—except for the Fell’s Point Residents’ Association’s—are on Saturday, April 20. Check with your local community organization for more information.

Carol Nickerson is organizing a cleanup in and around O’Donnell Square, but she hopes to cover much more ground in future efforts.
“We’re going to continue this on a quarterly basis,” Nickerson said. “We hope to expand it as we go.”
The cleanup starts at 9 a.m. in O’Donnell Square. For more information, contact Nickerson at 410-522-0257.
“This is going to be an ongoing thing,” she said.

Fell’s Prospect:
Baltimore Trash Talk is partnering with the Fell’s Prospect Community Association. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of S. Collington Ave. and Gough St. It is recommended that participants bring brooms, shovels and gloves; trash bags will be provided.
“We’ll be meeting up in the morning, getting snacks and coffee, and canvassing as much of the area as we can,” said Bridget Parlato of Baltimore Trash Talk.
Lombard Hardware is offering a discount on Grip ‘n Grab trash pickers; see the Fell’s Prospect Community Association newsletter for a coupon.
The group will meet back up at about 1 p.m. after the trash pick-up, and “get beer or pizza somewhere,” Parlato said.
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Fell’s Point Residents’ Association:
The association will be hosting a cleanup of Thames St. Park, Thames St. and Wolfe St., on Saturday, April 27 starting at 9 a.m.
The event is being held a week late because War of 1812 re-enactors will be camped in Thames St. Park on Saturday, April 20.

The Southeast Community Develop-ment Corporation, Highlandtown Community Association, and Highland-town Elementary/Middle School 237 are all partnering for a free, family-friendly cleanup event.
The group is meeting at 10 a.m. at 231 S. Eaton St., in front of the school.
Trash bags and tools will be provided; participants are asked to supply their own gloves if desired.
In addition to the trash pick-up, a dumpster will be available near the school for both household bulk trash and trash from the streets.
The event wraps up at noon with a cookout, stormdrain stenciling, and a performance by Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School students. For more information, call 410-342-3234 X28.

Upper Fell’s Point:
The Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association is holding a cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the community garden, 1827 E. Pratt St. Tools and bags will be provided. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Kurt at or 410-499-6674.

Patterson Park Neighborhood Association:
Meet at Liberty Square. Cleanup runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

by Erik Zygmont

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