Somerville Spring Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 27

On April 23, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Community BBQ to be Held at Blessing of the Bay Boat House Following Cleanup, at Noon

Deputy Director of Communications for the City of Somerville, Jackie Rossetti (right) presents Somerville resident Thomas Barton with a $250 prize for his winning design of the new Somerville Spring Cleanup logo.

Deputy Director of Communications for the City of Somerville, Jackie Rossetti (right) presents Somerville resident Thomas Barton with a $250 prize for his winning design of the new Somerville Spring Cleanup logo.

Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone for the annual Somerville Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – noon at several locations throughout the city.  The annual cleanup is sponsored by Comcast, and this year Comcast will also partner with Groundwork Somerville for a cleanup at three additional sites, as well as the SomerGreen Festival to be held at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive following the Cleanup.  A rain date has been set for Sunday, April 28.  Volunteers should meet a ward captain at 10:00 a.m. at the following locations:

WARD 1:  Cross Street Senior Center            

Zero New Washington Street (OLRA)

WARD 2:  Union Square Parking Lot @ SCAT Building

Albert F. Argenziano School @ Lincoln Park

South Street Farm, 100 South Street

WARD 3:  Somerville High School Concourse

Nunziato Field, Vinal Avenue (OLRA)

WARD 4:  Blessing of the Bay Boat House, Shore Drive

Healey School

WARD 5:  Community Path @ Cedar St

Albion Street Park

WARD 6:  Davis Square, Statue Park

WARD 7:  Dilboy Field, pool parking lot

Participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt, light snack, and a Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Coupon Book. This is also an opportunity for Mayor’s Fitness Challenge participants to earn an extra point toward their individual and team total.

Following the Cleanup, all participants are invited to attend the SomerGreen Festival, sponsored by Groundwork Somerville and Comcast, to be held at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive from noon to 2:00 p.m.  The Festival will feature a community BBQ, opportunities to learn about agricultural and green initiatives, a scavenger hunt and other family-friendly events along the Mystic River.

“We’re excited to be part of this event. We’ll be building, painting, planting, cleaning and more at the Groundwork sites like the South Street Farm. This is a good chance to get in on the ground floor of Urban Agriculture in the City, and you will help Groundwork raise some money just by showing up,” said Executive Director of Groundwork Somerville, Chris Mancini.

The City of Somerville is currently accepting donations for the event, including cleaning supplies, rakes, gloves and garbage bags.  For more information about participating in the Clean-Up or making a donation, please contact Anna Ciccariello-Sherwood at 617-625-6600 x 2600.

 

 

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