Sidewalk Sweeping Day Report From Patti Amaral and Gloucester Earth Day Info!
Good Morning Joey, Here is a recent picture from Saturday’ s Sidewalk Sweeping Day, Donna and I were sweeping lower Main St when Kathleen showed up with her cutesy dog recovering from surgery. There was a lot less sand this year do to a lack of snow this winter. What we found horrifying is the majority of what we swept up was cigi-butts. I would like to thank the One Hour at a Time Gang for helping out, they are the BOM!
Don’t forget The Gloucester Clean Up For Earth Day-
Do you know of an area in Gloucester that, if you had the time and the help, you would like to clean up? Well, here is your opportunity! The City, in conjunction with the Clean City Initiative, is asking folks to turn out for a citywide clean up on Saturday, April 21st (rain date Sunday, April 22nd).
The Clean City Initiative will be focusing its efforts on Stage Fort Park from 9 to noon, but the clean up is citywide and participants are encouraged to choose a public area in Gloucester they would like to see cleaned up. We are also asking different groups to reach out to their members and pick a problem area to clean that day. Listed below are some hot spots if folks need ideas.
Green Street Playground Cherry Street
Pavilion Beach Maplewood Avenue
Magnolia Avenue Centennial Ave to High School
Poles Hill Fitz Henry Lane
Thatcher Road Railroad Avenue
Fort Square Gloucester Avenue
If you are organizing a group and an area to clean, contact Rose LoPiccolo at Gloucester DPW before the event to let her know where you will be working and estimated number of yellow trash bags and clear recycling bags you will need. Rose can be reached at 978 281 9785. Rose will be maintaining a list of all the clean up spots to insure we are maximizing our efforts! Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools and re-useable gloves, although gloves will be available.
Not Attached to a Group??
On the day of the clean up, volunteers (all ages welcome!) should plan to meet at Stage Fort Park Visitors Center starting at 9 am until noon to sign in and pick up trash/recycling bags and gloves, if needed.
For questions about the event, contact:
Rose LoPiccolo, City of Gloucester Recycling Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 978.281.9785